The following is a timeline of instances of extremism in the Trump administration in February 2018.
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.
Trump administration announces Muslim basher as nominee for director general of the UN’s International Organization for Migration
Trump administration strips Consumer Financial Protection Bureau of power to investigate racial discrimination
Department of Homeland Security report calls for surveillance of Sunni Muslims
Chief of Staff John Kelly says DREAMers "were too lazy to get off their asses"
Trump adminstration considers targeting immigrants who use food aid and other benefits
Department of Education announces that it will reject transgender student bathroom complaints
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
Second judge blocks Trump administration from ending DACA
State Department prepares to close 20 refugee resettlement agencies and tells 40 others to cut back operations
Jessica Vaughn, representative of anti-immigrant hate group CIS, testifies before the House Immigration Subcommittee
Federal appeals court rules Trump administration's travel ban unlawfully discriminates against Muslims
Senior Department of Health and Human Services official placed on leave for promoting conspiracy theories
Donald Trump Jr. likes conspiracy theory tweets about Parkland shooting
USCIS changes mission statement to remove phrase referring to America "as a nation of immigrants"
President Trump compares immigrants to snakes at CPAC
President Trump retweets Sandy Hook conspiracy theorists
President Trump makes inaccurate, misleading statements about diversity visa lottery system