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.
President Trump tweets "criminals" make up "Caravans marching through Mexico and toward our Country."
Pentagon announces approximately 3,750 additional troops will deploy to the Southern border.
President Trump praises athletes who "haven't been kneeling," claims of criminal justice reform, "I took care of that," and says "in terms of race ... this is something very special what's happening."
President Trump uses anti-immigrant rhetoric during the State of the Union address, making false accusations about immigration and violent crime.
President Trump again refers to Senator Elizabeth Warren as "Pocahontas."
New Mexico's governor orders National Guard withdrawn from the border where President Trump had ordered them, later explaining there's no “real emergency.”
Noemi Rao becomes one of at least 10 of President Trump judicial nominees who refuses to endorse Brown v. Board of Education during her Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
A Trump campaign advisor compares Democratic women and their tribute to suffragists at the State of the Union address to the Ku Klux Klan.
Trump administration extends asylum ban for another 90 days despite block by California judge.
Seattle judge orders the Defense Department to stop discriminating against naturalized citizens who volunteer for the U.S. Army.
President Trump again mocks Senator Elizabeth Warren's heritage by calling her "Pocahontas," appearing to refer as well to the Trail of Tears that killed thousands.
During a rally in El Paso, President Trump makes a series of factually inaccurate claims about asylum seekers, immigrant detention, the border wall's effect on crime, and how many crimes immigrants commit.
Mayor of Nogales, Arizona, presents resolution to city council to remove the “excessive” wire that CPB ordered installed along city’s border with Mexico.
Supreme Court agrees to hear case on whether the Trump administration can add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
President Trump declares national emergency to ensure additional money for a wall at the Southern border.
Donald Trump Jr. falsely claims "many more hoax hate crimes than there were actual."
President Trump accuses Spike Lee of a "racist hit" against him for urging people to vote in the 2020 elections.
Bipartisan group of 58 former national security officials issue joint statement denouncing Trump's national emergency declaration as having "no factual basis."