July 2019

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  • 7/1/19 Accuses Twitter of "possibly illegal" activity, alleging it is stopping him from picking up new followers and claims that he's "been hearing" that Google, Facebook as well as Twitter are "fighting him." (Deadline)
  • 7/2/19 Threatens new tariffs on EU goods worth $4 billion because of aircraft subsidies. (CNN)
  • 7/2/19 House Democrats sue the Trump administration to obtain Trump's tax returns. (Politico)
  • 7/2/19 Falsely claims that homelessness in major cities is a "phenomenon that started two years ago," blaming Democratic mayors. (ABC)
  • 7/3/19 Reverses statements by his administration which said it would be dropping efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. (CNN)
  • 7/3/19 Uses National Park Service park improvement funds to pay for his July 4th event, which involves fighter jet flyovers and tanks in a parade. (ABC)
  • 7/3/19 Dismisses widespread criticism of abyssmal conditions for hundreds of migrant children and adults at the border who were denied toothpaste, beds, medicine, drinking water, darkness at night, et al, tweeting "Our Border Patrol people are not hospital workers, doctors or nurses. The Democrats bad Immigration Laws, which could be easily fixed, are the problem. Great job by Border Patrol, above and beyond. Many of these illegals aliens are living far better now than where they... Now, if you really want to fix the Crisis at the Southern Border, both humanitarian and otherwise, tell migrants not to come into our country unless they are willing to do so legally, and hopefully through a system based on Merit. This way we have no problems at all!" Then "If Illegal Immigrants are unhappy with the conditions in the quickly built or refitted detentions centers, just tell them not to come. All problems solved!" (Hill)
  • 7/4/19 Lashes out at Republican congressman Justin Amash, who declared his independence from the GOP, tweeting "Great news for the Republican Party as one of the dumbest & most disloyal men in Congress is “quitting” the Party. No Collusion, No Obstruction! Knew he couldn’t get the nomination to run again in the Great State of Michigan. Already being challenged for his seat. A total loser!" (Politico)
  • 7/5/19 Blames the teleprompter after stating in a Fourth of July speech of revolutionary troops in 1775: "Our army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do."
  • 7/7/19 Accuses the media of reporting "phony and exaggerated accounts" of conditions at migrant detention centers along the border despite the reported facts originating from his own administration's DHS Office of Inspector General. (Hill)
  • 7/9/19 A federal judge rejects the Trump administration's attempt to switch out its lawyers on the census citizenship question case, forcing the lawyers to either stay on the case or sign sworn statements explaining why they are leaving it. (NYT)
  • 7/10/19 Trump's Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta resigns after it comes to light again that he gave convicted child molester and trafficker Jeffrey Epstein an ultralight sentence in 2008. (DailyBeast)
  • 7/11/19 Holds a "Social Media Summit" at the White House in which he hosts 200 conservative social media figures to tell them how much he appreciated their work.
    • 7/11/19 After former White House aide Sebastian Gorka has a verbal altercation with a reporter in the Rose Garden, Trump tweets: "@SebGorka Wins Big, No Contest!" (Hill)
  • 7/11/19 After retreating a second time from his fight to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, proclaims that he will sweep for citizenship data from existing fedeeral records. (NYT)
  • 7/12/19 Twenty-seven House Republicans join Democrats in passing a defense bill that limits Trump's ability to launch a war against Iran and Yemen. (NYT)
  • 7/14/19 Widespread immigration raids in 9 cities promised and touted by Trump personally fails to materialize on the promised date. (NPR)
    • 7/15/19 Talks up the success of his raids despite no evidence that the operation took place. (Politico)
  • 7/15/19 Falsely accuses Ilhan Omar of praising al Qaeda in a tweet. (CNN)
  • 7/16/19 Launches an attack on four Congresswomen, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna S. Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, tweeting: "So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!" (CNN)
    • Three of the four Congresswomen were born in the U.S. and the fourth is a naturalized citizen, but they are all women of color.
    • The House formally condemns Trump's comments as "racist," the first House rebuke of a president in over 100 years and included four Republicans in a 240-187 vote. (NYT)
  • 7/16/19 Spells al Qaeda "Alcaida" in his notes. (Insider)
  • 7/23/19 Sues a House panel to stop the release of his tax returns. (CBS)
  • 7/23/19 In a speech at the Turning Point USA Teen Action Summit, says "I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want as President.” (Think Progress)(video of entire speech)
  • 7/23/19 Congress confirms Trump's pick for Secretary of Defense, Mark Esper, who was a high-profile lobbyist for defense contractor Raytheon. (NYT)
  • 7/24/19 A federal judge blocks Trump's attempt to make seeking asylum from Central America almost impossible. (CBS)
  • 7/25/19 Vetoes a bipartisan bill to stop the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia. (NPR)
  • 7/25/19 Automakers Ford, Honda, Volkswagon and BMW all reject a Trump pollution rule and side with California lawmakers to reduce emissions and increase vehicle fuel efficiency. (NYT)
  • 7/25/19 Resumes federal executions of inmates after President Bush stopped the practice in 2003. (NYT)
  • 7/26/19 Calls for an investigation in the the book deals that Barack and Michelle Obama signed in 2016. (Deadline)
  • 7/26/19 Army colonel Kathryn Spletstoser goes public with the allegation that Trump's nominee for Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Air Force General John E. Hyten entered her hotel room in 2017 and forcefully rubbed himself on her until he ejaculated. (Newsweek)
  • 7/27/19 Begins a days-long atttack on the chair of the House Oversight Committee Elijah Cummings, in part by tweeting: "Why is so much money sent to the Elijach Cummings district when it is considered the worst run and most dangerous anywhere in the United States. No human being would want to live there. Where is all this money going? How much is stolen? Investigate this corrupt mess immediately!" (CNBC)
  • 7/28/29 The resignation of the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats is announced. Coats is to be replaced by far-right Texas representative John Ratcliffe. (Hill)(Coats' resignation letter)
    • 7/29/19 Is reported that Trump is considering bypassing Congressional protocol and naming an acting director in the top intelligence position until Ratcliffe is approved. (CNN)
  • 7/30/19 The ACLU reveals that the Trump administration has separated nearly 1,000 migrant children from their parents after a federal court ordered a stop to that practice, using a legal loophole. (TexasTribune)
  • 7/31/19 Moves to rescind medals awarded to military prosecutors who failed to convict Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher of murder. Gallagher was not convicted, but overwhelming evidence did establish that he stabbed a wounded teenage enemy combatant in the neck and chest several times while combat medics were attempting to save the boy's life, as well as sniped innocent women and children in Iraq. (CNN)