The following is a timeline of instances of extremism in the Trump administration in January 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.
Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan calls for sanctuary cities to be charged with crimes
President Trump dissolves "voter fraud commission"
Kris Kobach, former vice chairman of the voter fraud commission, claims DHS will continue gathering voter information
Trump adviser Stephen Miller says people are "getting slaughtered in sanctuary cities"
DHS announces end to Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans
Federal judge blocks the Trump administration's attempt to end DACA
Trump ties DACA to money for a border wall and stricter immigration limits
Former Trump adviser Stephen Bannon steps down as executive chairman of Breitbart News
Trump calls African nations and Haiti "shithole countries," suggesting the U.S. needs more immigrants from Norway
UN human rights office decries Trump's comments as "racist"
A week after the president describes Haiti a "shithole," DHS announces it will block temporary agricultural and seasonal visas for Haitians
DHS releases report confirming Customs and Border Patrol broke the law in its implementation of Trump’s first travel ban
Trump appointee Carl Higbie resigns from agency that runs AmeriCorps after previous racist, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim and anti-LGBT comments revealed
Representatives of anti-immigrant hate group ProEnglish visit White House
DOJ threatens sanctuary cities with subpoenas