Hate in the White House - April

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

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-Black
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Apr 4

Todd Johnson, Trump appointee at the Department of Defense, resigns after revelations that he posted "birther" conspiracy theories

Anti-Immigrant
0
Apr 5

President Trump claims "millions and millions of people" are voting illegally and that women in an immigrant caravan traveling to the U.S. "are being raped at numbers never seen before"

Anti-Muslim
0
Apr 9

John Bolton, former chairman of anti-Muslim Gatestone Institute, begins work as national security adviser

White Nationalist
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Apr 11

Former Trump adviser and one-time executive chairman of Breitbart News Stephen Bannon pitches White House on plan to undermine Russia probe

Anti-Black
0
Apr 11

Federal judicial nominee Wendy Vitter refuses to say whether she agreed with landmark civil rights case Brown v. Board of Education

Anti-Immigrant
0
Apr 17

The Supreme Court declares a law subjecting immigrants to deportation for some "crimes of violence" is unconstitutionally vague

Anti-Immigrant
1
Apr 18

President Trump tweets that "sanctuary areas" are a "crime infested & breeding concept," a talking point of the president of anti-immigrant hate group Federation for American Immigration Reform, Dan Stein

Anti-Black
0
Apr 19

President Trump tweets that "human trafficking is worse than it's ever been in the history of the world," overlooking the transatlantic slave trade

Anti-Immigrant
0
Apr 19

Kris Kobach, former vice chair of President Trump's disbanded voter fraud commission, is found in contempt of court

Anti-Immigrant
0
Apr 23

New reports reveal that the U.S. Border Patrol faked data that showed a 73% rise in assaults against agents

Anti-Immigrant
1
Apr 24

Department of Homeland Security announces it will end TPS status for 9,000 Nepalis, long the wish of anti-immigrant hate group Center for Immigration Studies

Anti-Immigrant
0
Apr 24

Federal judge rules DACA must stay in place and that the Trump administration must resume accepting applications

Anti-Muslim
0
Apr 25

The Supreme Court hears arguments on Trump's third Muslim ban

Anti-Immigrant
0
Apr 26

Department of Health and Human Services says it has lost track of 1,475 migrant children taken into custody at the U.S.-Mexico border

Anti-Muslim
1
Apr 26

Former CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who has ties to anti-Muslim hate group ACT for America, is confirmed as secretary of state

Anti-Immigrant
0
Apr 28

President Trump asks if "there are Hispanics in the room" before demanding a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border

Anti-Immigrant
0
Apr 30

President Trump’s pick to lead ICE, Thomas Homan, who touted surge in immigration arrests and allegedly charged his employees with spreading false information, steps down as acting director