Hate in the White House - December

The following is a timeline of instances of extremism in the Trump administration in December.

President Trump has opened the White House doors to extremism, not only consulting with hate groups on policies that erode our country’s civil rights protections but enabling the infiltration of extremist ideas into the administration’s rhetoric and agenda.

Once relegated to the fringes, the radical right now has a toehold in the White House.

Groups and individuals referenced in the list below are not associated with hate groups and extremist ideology unless indicated by a hate group profile.

Radical Right
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Dec 7

Trump’s pick for UN ambassador, Patrick Murray, who shared an image defending Cliven Bundy and praised alt-right figure Milo Yiannopoulos, clears Senate Foreign Relations Committee

Anti-Immigrant
0
Dec 8

Supreme Court blocks order for White House to disclose documents related to its decision to end DACA

White Nationalist
1
Dec 8

Trump’s judicial nominee, Brett Talley, is withdrawn after revelations of his blog post defending an early KKK leader

Anti-LGBT
0
Dec 11

US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejects DOJ’s request to stay a ruling against Trump’s ban on transgender military service

Anti-LGBT
0
Dec 11

US Court of Appeals for Western Washington Circuit rejects DOJ’s request to stay a ruling against Trump’s ban on transgender military service

Anti-LGBT
0
Dec 11

DOJ requests emergency stay to court decision requiring the Defense Department to begin accepting transgender recruits on Jan. 1

Anti-Immigrant
0
Dec 11

Trump says family-based immigration is “incompatible with national security”

Anti-Immigrant
0
Dec 11

Complaint accuses DHS of increasingly separating families at the border

Anti-LGBT
0
Dec 13

Senate confirms anti-LGBT judicial nominee Leonard Steven Grasz to a lifetime appointment to the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit

Anti-Immigrant
0
Dec 13

DOJ files motion to vacate guilty verdict against anti-immigrant former Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Anti-LGBT
0
Dec 14

The CDC is purportedly barred from using “diversity,” “fetus,” “transgender,” “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “science-based,” and “evidence-based” in their 2018 budget documents – a claim later denied by HHS officials

Anti-LGBT
1
Dec 15

White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley appears on anti-LGBT hate group Family Research Council’s radio program to discuss the tax bill

Anti-Immigrant
0
Dec 15

DHS announces it intends to do away with work permits for spouses of highly-skilled H-1B visa holders

Hate
0
Dec 16

The White House denounces the use of Trump’s name to invoke bigotry and violence, calling it “contemptible”

Anti-LGBT
0
Dec 18

A panel of former military surgeons general reports that the Pentagon is exaggerating the time necessary to implement a trans-inclusive policy

Anti-LGBT
0
Dec 21

US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit rejects the Trump administration's request to stay a ruling against its ban on transgender military service

Anti-Immigrant
0
Dec 22

The White House considers separating families to curb illegal immigration

Anti-Muslim
0
Dec 22

US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rules Trump’s Muslim ban violates federal law, but can remain as legal challenges are heard

Anti-LGBT
0
Dec 22

US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit rejects Trump administration’s request to stay a ruling against its ban on transgender military service

Anti-Muslim
0
Dec 24

Federal judge blocks Trump administration’s restrictions on reuniting refugee families and partially lifts “Muslim ban”