Hate in the White House — August

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

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
0
Aug 1

Federal court of appeals rules Trump's executive order threatening to cut funding for sanctuary cities is unconstitutional.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Aug 1

Trump administration considers proposal to reduce refugees admitted into the U.S. by 40%, the lowest number admitted since the program's start in 1980.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Aug 3

Trump adviser Stephen Miller's plan is leaked: would make it harder for immigrants who used social safety net programs to become legal citizens or get green cards.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Aug 3

Federal judge rules the Trump administration must fully restore DACA.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Aug 3

Former member of Trump's voter fraud commission says it found nothing to support White House claim of “substantial evidence of voter fraud.”

Anti-Immigrant
0
Aug 3

Federal judge condemns Trump administration for lacking a plan to reunite the migrant children it separated from their parents, calling the number of reunifications "unacceptable."

Anti-LGBT
1
Aug 8

Attorney General Jeff Sessions delivers remarks at anti-LGBT hate group Alliance Defending Freedom's summit on "religious liberty."

Anti-Black
0
Aug 10

Former White House aide Omarossa Manigault Newman says Trump used the n-word in the past.

Anti-Black
0
Aug 11

Trump condemns "all types of racism" on the anniversary of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville last summer.

Anti-Black
0
Aug 14

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says she can't guarantee Trump hasn't used the n-word, and claims he created three times the number of jobs for black people as Obama did.

Anti-Black
0
Aug 14

Trump calls former White House aide Omarossa Manigault Newman "That dog."

Anti-Immigrant
1
Aug 15

Francis Cissna, head of USCIS, speaks at an event sponsored by anti-immigrant hate group Center for Immigration Studies.

White Nationalist
1
Aug 17

Trump speechwriter Darren Beattie fired after revelations that he spoke a conference alongside white nationalist and VDARE founder Peter Brimelow.

White Nationalist
1
Aug 18

Top Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow hosts white nationalist and VDARE founder Peter Brimelow at his home.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Aug 20

Trump holds event to "salute" what his office called "the heroes of ICE and CBP," inviting a Latino Border Patrol agent up by saying, "Come here, you're not nervous, right? Speaks perfect English."

Radical Right
0
Aug 23

Trump meets with QAnon conspiracy theorist in the Oval Office.

White Nationalist
1
Aug 23

Trump tweets white nationalist conspiracy theory about white farmers in South Africa.

Anti-Black
0
Aug 28

Federal judge rules North Carolina is unconstitutionally gerrymandered in favor of GOP.

White Nationalist
0
Aug 28

Former DHS official Ian Smith found to have exchanged emails with white nationalists Richard Spencer and Jared Taylor.