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Hate in the White House : October 2018

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

Anti-LGBT
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Oct 1

Trump administration begins denying visas to same-sex domestic partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees, requiring those already in the US to get married by the end of the year or leave the country.

Anti-Immigrant
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Oct 2

New report finds DHS held migrant children in detention centers far longer than the law allowed and was unable to track family members from whom it had separated them.

Anti-Immigrant
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Oct 3

Federal judge blocks Trump administration from ending Temporary Protected Status for 300,000 immigrants.

Anti-Immigrant
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Oct 4

Trump administration tries to move ahead with plan to pay Mexico $20 million to deport immigrants.

Anti-Immigrant
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Oct 9

AP investigation finds holes in the system that allow state court judges to grant custody of migrant children whom the Trump administration separated from their parents to American families.

Anti-Black
0
Oct 9

Acting EPA Director Andrew Wheeler says he "doesn't recall" repeatedly engaging with racist and conspiratorial content on social media.

White Nationalist
0
Oct 10

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon meets with white nationalist Michael Brooks while on London trip.

Anti-Black
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Oct 10

President Trump suggests Chicago implement "stop and frisk" because "It works, and it was meant for problems like Chicago."

Neo-Confederate
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Oct 12

President Trump praises Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Anti-Immigrant
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Oct 12

Emails expose Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross proposed adding citizenship question to the 2020 census on the advice of former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and Kris Kobach, vice chair of Trump’s defunct voter fraud commission.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Oct 12

Trump administration actively considers new family separation policy.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Oct 16

President Trump threatens to cut off aid to Honduras unless migrant caravan of Central Americans fleeing violence is stopped.

Anti-Muslim
1
Oct 16

National Security Council chief of staff Fred Fleitz announces he will leave the Trump administration to return to the anti-Muslim hate group Center for Security Policy.

Anti-Muslim
1
Oct 17

High-ranking military officials speak alongside Frank Gaffney, founder of the anti-Muslim hate group Center for Security Policy at its symposium.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Oct 18

President Trump threatens to "close our Southern border" to stop migrant caravan of Central Americans fleeing violence.

Anti-Black
0
Oct 20

President Trump tweets false claims about voter fraud, threatening "violators will be subject to maximum penalties, both civil and criminal!"

Anti-LGBT
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Oct 21

Department of Health and Human Services proposes to define gender as determined by genitalia at birth, effectively denying civil rights protections to transgender Americans.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Oct 21

Pittsburgh synagogue shooter Robert Bowers repeats President Trump's claim that migrant caravan of Central Americans fleeing violence is made up of "invaders."

Anti-Immigrant
0
Oct 22

President Trump calls migrant caravan of Central Americans fleeing violence "an assault."

Anti-Muslim
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Oct 22

President Trump falsely claims migrant caravan of Central Americans fleeing violence includes "unknown Middle Easterners."

White Nationalist
0
Oct 22

President Trump calls himself a "nationalist."

Anti-Immigrant
0
Oct 23

Department of Justice announces it is planning to propose a dramatic expansion of the circumstances in which Attorney General Jeff Sessions can take and rule on individual people's immigration cases.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Oct 24

Federal court rules part of President Trump's executive order to end federal grant funding for sanctuary cities is unconstitutional.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Oct 25

President Trump considers closing Southern border to Central Americans fleeing violence in a policy similar to Muslim ban.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Oct 29

Department of Defense announces that more than 5,000 active-duty military troops will deploy to the Southern border in response to a caravan of Central Americans fleeing violence.

Anti-Black
0
Oct 29

President Trump calls Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum a "thief," citing no evidence.

Anti-LGBT
1
Oct 29

Attorney General Jeff Sessions defends Trump administration's anti-LGBT policies and praises unnamed anti-LGBT hate groups at an event at which an attorney for the anti-LGBT hate group Alliance Defending Freedom also spoke.

Anti-Semitic
0
Oct 29

Former president of Pittsburgh synagogue says President Trump is not welcome because he is the "purveyor of hate speech."

Anti-Semitic
0
Oct 29

Vice President Mike Pence chooses Messianic rabbi to give a "unity prayer" at campaign rally in the wake of murder of 11 Jews in Pittsburgh synagogue.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Oct 30

President Trump says he will use an executive order to eliminate birthright citizenship, which is protected under the 14th Amendment.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Oct 30

Trump administration asks the Supreme Court to delay a trial over adding a controversial citizenship question to the 2020 Census.

Anti-Immigrant
0
Oct 31

President Trump calls the Constitution's citizenship clause a "crazy policy."