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Hate in the White House: August 2019

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

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
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Aug 5

President Trump condemns hate but fails to answer for his anti-immigrant rhetoric, which was echoed by a gunman in the mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart.

White Nationalist
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Aug 7

We expose an official in the U.S. State Department as the leader of a white nationalist organization's Washington, D.C., chapter.

White Nationalist
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Aug 7

The White House rebuffs DHS attempts to prioritize domestic terrorism, including threats from white supremacists.

Hate
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Aug 8

President Trump calls for setting aside "destructive partisanship" in aftermath of multiple mass shootings but does the opposite on a visit to El Paso, the scene of a white nationalist terror attack.

Anti-Immigrant
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Aug 8

ICE arrests 680 people during a raid on a poultry processing plant in Mississippi.

Anti-Immigrant
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Aug 12

The Trump administration makes it harder for immigrants receiving public assistance, such as food stamps or Medicaid, to obtain legal status.

Anti-LGBT
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Aug 14

The Trump administration proposes legislation that would allow businesses (because of a religious exemption) to discriminate against LGBTQ+ people.

Anti-Immigrant
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Aug 20

The Trump administration has no plans to vaccinate migrant families detained by ICE, despite the fact that three children have died of the flu in ICE custody.

Anti-Immigrant
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Aug 21

The Trump administration plans to lift the restrictions on detaining migrant families indefinitely.

Anti-LGBT
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Aug 23

The Trump administration files an amicus brief arguing that the Supreme Court should legalize anti-LGBTQ discrimination.

Anti-Immigrant
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Aug 23

The Trump administration promotes six judges with high rates of asylum denials to the immigration appeals court, which sets binding policy for deportation cases.

Anti-Immigrant
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Aug 28

The Trump administration continues its attack on citizenship when USCIS declares that children of members of the military and government employees will no longer be automatically considered US citizens if they are born overseas.

Anti-Immigrant
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Aug 28

President Trump tells immigration policy aides to "take the land" necessary to build his promised border wall and suggests that he will pardon officials caught breaking the law in order to build it.