Hate in the White House — February

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

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-Muslim
0
Feb 1

Trump administration announces Muslim basher as nominee for director general of the UN’s International Organization for Migration

Anti-Black
0
Feb 1

Trump administration strips Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of power to investigate racial discrimination

Anti-Muslim
0
Feb 3

Department of Homeland Security report calls for surveillance of Sunni Muslims

Anti-Immigrant
0
Feb 6

Chief of Staff John Kelly says DREAMers "were too lazy to get off their asses"

Anti-Immigrant
0
Feb 8

Trump adminstration considers targeting immigrants who use food aid and other benefits

Anti-LGBT
0
Feb 12

Department of Education announces that it will reject transgender student bathroom complaints

Anti-Black
0
Feb 12

Thomas Brunell, who has history of defending voter suppression and racial gerrymandering, withdraws from consideration to be deputy director of the U.S. Census Bureau

Anti-Immigrant
0
Feb 13

Second judge blocks Trump administration from ending DACA

Anti-Immigrant
0
Feb 14

State Department prepares to close 20 refugee resettlement agencies and tells 40 others to cut back operations

Anti-Immigrant
1
Feb 15

Jessica Vaughn, representative of anti-immigrant hate group CIS, testifies before the House Immigration Subcommittee

Anti-Muslim
0
Feb 15

Federal appeals court rules Trump administration's travel ban unlawfully discriminates against Muslims

Anti-Muslim
0
Feb 20

Senior Department of Health and Human Services official placed on leave for promoting conspiracy theories

Radical Right
0
Feb 22

Donald Trump Jr. likes conspiracy theory tweets about Parkland shooting

Anti-Immigrant
0
Feb 22

USCIS changes mission statement to remove phrase referring to America "as a nation of immigrants"

Anti-Immigrant
0
Feb 23

President Trump compares immigrants to snakes at CPAC

Radical Right
0
Feb 24

President Trump retweets Sandy Hook conspiracy theorists

Anti-Immigrant
0
Feb 24

President Trump makes inaccurate, misleading statements about diversity visa lottery system