Hate in the White House — October

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

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.

Anti-Immigrant SPLC Designated Hate Group

OCT 3

Center for Immigration Studies representative testifies about replacement for DACA
Anti-LGBT

OCT 4

DOJ under Attorney General Jeff Sessions moves to dismiss suit against trans military ban
Anti-LGBT

OCT 4

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rolls back transgender workplace protections
Anti-Immigrant

OCT 5

Federal judge accepts presidential pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Anti-LGBT

OCT 6

Attorney General Jeff Sessions issues religious freedom guidance after consulting ADF
Anti-Immigrant

OCT 8

President Trump’s advisor Stephen Miller and Attorney General Jeff Sessions craft hardline demands in exchange for protecting Dreamers
Anti-Immigrant

OCT 12

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says our “generous” asylum system is filled with “rampant abuse and fraud”
Anti-LGBT SPLC Designated Hate Group

OCT 13

President Trump speaks at hate group Family Research Council’s annual summit, first sitting president to do so
Anti-Muslim

OCT 17

President Trump’s third “Muslim ban” struck down by judge in Hawaii
Anti-Immigrant

OCT 17

ICE director pledges to ramp up workplace raids
Anti-Muslim

OCT 18

President Trump’s third “Muslim ban” struck down by judge in Maryland
Anti-LGBT

OCT 18

Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he isn’t sure if federal workers can discriminate against LGBT people
Anti-Black

OCT 23

Former deputy assistant to President Trump Sebastian Gorka says “our big issue is black African gun crime against black Africans”
Anti-Immigrant

OCT 25

President Trump announces “enhanced vetting” for all refugees
Neo-Confederate

OCT 30

President Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly calls Robert E. Lee “honorable” and says “lack of compromise” led to Civil War
Anti-Muslim

OCT 31

Responding to vehicle attack in NYC, President Trump calls for “extreme vetting”