April 2019

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  • 4/1/19 A whistleblower admits that the White House granted security clearances to 25 individuals whose clearances were initially denied, including three "very senior officials." (NPR)
    • 4/3/19 Son-in-law Jared Kushner is revealed as the top White House official who was initially denied a security clearance on concerns about foreign influence, private business interests and personal conduct. (Bloomberg)
  • 4/2/19 In the wake of falsely claiming that Attorney General William Barr's report accurately stated that the Mueller Report exonerated him from obstruction of justice, renews a political initiative to repeal the Affordable Care Act. (Slate) Retreats within days from any and all attacks on the ACA after Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnel announces that he will not be addressing comprehensive health care. (NYT)
  • 4/2/19 Visits Puerto Rico and lashes out at local lawmakers as "grossly incompetent," and San Juan mayor Yulin Cruz as "crazed and incompetent." (NYT)
    • Claims that the federal government has distributed $91 billion in aid for hurricane recovery, "far more money than Texas and Florida combined." In fact, FEMA and other agencies have distributed $11.2 billion in aid.
    • Implies that he does not know that Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, tweeting that local officials "only take from USA."
    • White House spokesman Hogan Gidley refers to Puerto Rico twice in an interview on MSNBC as "that country."
     
  • 4/3/19 Falsely claims that noise from wind turbines cause cancer, that they drive down property prices, and that the lights go out when there is no wind. (NYT)
  • 4/4/19 Announces that he is going to recommend failed presidential candidate and former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board. (CNN)
  • 4/7/19 Fires Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen after she refuses to close the border with Mexico. (NYT)
  • 4/8/19 Removes Secret Service director Randolph "Tex" Alles, and Secret Service officials find out through cable news. (CNN)
  • 4/9/19 Is noted that Trump has no nominated and confirmed secretaries/directors for the following agencies: Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of the Interior, White House Chief of Staff, OMB, Ambassador to the U.N., Small Business Administration, FAA, OSHA, FDA, CSPC, EEOC, FEMA, ICE or Secret Service. (NPR)
  • 4/9/19 The acting deputy for the Department of Homeland Security, Claire Grady, resigns. (Politico)
  • 4/10/19 Attorney general William Barr says in an interview that he believes spying "did occur" on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, invoking conspiracy theories that have since been disproven. (CBS)
  • 4/10/19 Trump's sister Maryanne Trump Barry, resigns as a federal judge, which triggers the immediate end to a judicial misconduct inquiry in which she participated in fraudulent tax schemes with her siblings. (NYT)
  • 4/12/19 In the wake of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's arrest in London out of the Ecuadorian embassy, Trump claims "I know nothing about WikiLeaks." (CNN)
  • 4/12/19 Man lights himself on fire in front of the White House. (CBS)
  • 4/12/19 Is reported that the White House in February floated the idea of dumping immigrant detainees into sanctuary cities as a punitive measure against those cities. (CNN)
  • 4/13/19 Is reported that he told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan that he would grant McAleenan a pardon if he were sent to jail for having border agents block asylum seekers from entering the US in defiance of US law, (CNN)
  • 4/15/19 Publically advises Boeing, which has recently suffered two crashed 737 Maxes and a grounding of that fleet of aircraft, to "REBRAND." (Politico)
  • 4/15/19 Attacks congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Twitter, posting images of the 9/11 attacks. (NYT)
    • Congresswoman Omar cites a sharp increase in death threats received in the wake of Trump's attacks. (NBC)
  • 4/15/19 On the eve of the Mueller Report being released, renews his call to "investigate the investigators." (Politico)
  • 4/17/19 Using his veto power for the second time in his presidency, strikes down a resolution that would have withdrawn U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen. (CNN)
  • 4/17/19 Attorney general William Barr orders immigration judges to stop releasing asylum-seekers on bail. (NPR)
  • 4/18/19 A heavily redacted version of special investigator Robert Mueller's report is released, revealing multiple connections between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia, as well as an open-ended question as to whether Trump himself can be tried for obstruction of justice on multiple counts. (NYT)(THE MUELLER REPORT)
  • 4/20/19 Attacks Mitt Romney after the former Republican presidential candidate said he was sickened by what he read in the Mueller Report. Trump tweets: “If @MittRomney spent the same energy fighting Barack Obama as he does fighting Donald Trump, he could have won the race (maybe)!” (Politico)
  • 4/21/19 In the wake of coordinated terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 200 people, tweets that the attacks killed "over 138 million people." (Slate)
  • 4/22/19 The Trump Organization sues the House Oversight chairman over a committee subpoena for financial records. (NBC)
  • 4/22/19 The administration announces that it will levy sanctions against anyone who imports Iranian oil. (WaPo)
  • 4/22/19 One of Trump's nominees for the Federal Reserve Board, Stephen Moore, has written that women should be banned from refereeing, announcing or beer vending at men's college basketball games, asking if there was any area in life "where men can take vacation from women." (CNN)
  • 4/22/19 WH spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders verbally attacks a reporter during a press conference, saying "This journalist is not taken seriously." (Hill)
  • 4/23/19 Despite numerous examples in the Mueller Report of Trump's underlings ignoring his requests, tells reporters "Nobody disobeys my orders." (CNN)
  • 4/23/19 Is reported that the Interior Department’s inspector general is probing six Trump appointees over potential federal ethics violations, allegedging that they engaged with their former employers or clients on “department-related business” while working at the Interior Department. (WaPo)
  • 4/23/19 Tells reporters that he is opposed to White House aides honoring Congressional requests to testify to information contained in the Mueller Report. (WaPo)
  • 4/25/19 Likely spoils his chance of claiming executive privilege to block the testimony of former White House Counsel Don McGahn, a key witness in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report, by tweeting a denial of ever having told McGahn to have Mueller fired. (Newsweek)
  • 4/25/19 Newly confirmed Interior Secretary David Bernhardt is saddled with four ethics investigations by the DOI itself. (ThinkProgress)
  • 4/26/19 While standing at the podium of an NRA convention, signs an order that withdraws the U.S. from an international arms control treaty that 100 other countries have already signed, and throws the pen into the crowd. (NYT)
  • 4/16/19 Says to a reporter after being asked if presidential candidate Joe Biden was too old: "I just feel like a young man. I'm so young. I can't believe it. I'm the youngest person. I am a young, vibrant man." Trump is 72 and Biden is 76. (RealClearPolitics)
  • 4/28/19 Repeats a fabricated story at a rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, telling the crowd that doctors will execute babies immediately after birth by the mother's request. (Slate)
  • 4/29/19 Is reported that Donald Trump has made over 10,000 false or misleading claims since taking office, sometimes publishing over two dozen lies in a single day. (WaPo)
  • 4/29/19 Signs an order that requests new rules be put in place to restrict asylum seeker work permits and drastically shorten the amount of time their case can be pending, as well as a fee for applying for asylum. (NYT)
  • 4/29/19 Along with his three eldest children and his private company, sues Deutsche Bank and Capital One in an attempt to prevent the banks from responding to congressional subpoenas.(NYT)