Trump said and tweeted many things during the 2016 election season and following that violate norms of public discourse and presidential behavior.
When he announced his campaign, he insulted Mexican immigrants, saying, " When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people." (Source: The Washington Post)
He also mocked a reporter with physical disabilities. He called Clinton a "nasty woman" during a debate. He suggested the mother of a Gold Star family wasn't allowed to speak because of her Muslim religion.
Following his election, incidents of hate crimes rose. A Southern Poverty Law Center survey of 2,000 educators noted a sharp increase of hate crimes and hostile behavior in schools.
The theory that Trump's outrageous behavior enables the same among his supporters has been called The Trump Effect.
|2016.03.13||Trump says he will look into paying the legal fees for a supporter of his who was arrested for assaulting a protester. nytimes.com (See also 2016 Campaign, Criminality)|
|2016.07.08||Trump Facebook fans call for race war. motherjones.com|
|2016.10.12||Former Ohio political candidate and famed right-wing pastor defends Trump with, "It’s better for a president to grab a vagina than to have one." rawstory.com|
|2016.11.12||Man yells “Trump” while beating African Immigrant cab driver. fox17online.com|
|2016.11.16||A Trump supporter sees a car has pro-gay bumper stickers on it and then follows the car, waiting for the 75 year old driver to get out before brutally attacking him while screaming, "My new president says we can kill all you f*ggots now." abcactionnews.com|
|2016.12.09||14% of Trump voters believe a conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton is involved in human trafficking, 32% aren't sure if its real of fake. salon.com|
|2016.12.20||Trump supporters threaten to kill Dearborn Muslims, citing a fake news story. motorcitymuckraker.com|
|2017.01.05||Pro-Trump NY lawmaker gives racist Facebook rant, "Deport Mochelle and her kids to Kenya if Muslim Obama criticizes our guns." rawstory.com|
|2017.01.20||Man shoots out the windows of two businesses from a car while shouting, "Hail Trump." itsgoingdown.org|
|2017.01.31||A fleet of armored military grade vehicles drives around Kentucky waving a Trump flag. vice.com |
"These are not US military vehicles," Major Jamie Davis, a spokesman from the Department of Defense, told the Herald-Ledger.
|2017.02.04||Prankster hands out mini Trump-Russia Flags to Republicans at CPAC who proudly wave them until they are confiscated by staff. vox.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.07||Between 2015-2017 the FBI has arrested more U.S citizens plotting violent anti-immigrant attacks on Muslims within the U.S. than it has arrested refugees, or former refugees, from any country for any crime. lawfareblog.com|
|2017.03.26||Man mentions Trump in rant while threatening to murder Muslim couple on subway. gothamist.com|
|2017.04.06||Ski lodge owner cancels guest's reservation after discovering that the guest is Asian, saying, 'I will not allow this country to be told what to do by foreigners. It’s why we have Trump.' huffingtonpost.com|
|2017.05.25||Montana GOP House candidate Greg Gianforte charged with assault after attacking journalist before campaign event. washingtonpost.com|
|2017.08.15||The New England Holocaust Memorial in downtown Boston was vandalized Monday night as a rock was hurled through a glass panel etched with numbers, representing those tattooed on the arms of the Jews and others in the concentration camps operated by Nazi Germany. washingtonpost.com (See also Anti-Semitism)|
Boston's Holocaust memorial was vandalized for the second time this summer and just days after the Charlottesville protests.
|2017.10.28||After CNN published a gripping report on the Libyan slave trade, some media outlets in Libya have raised doubts about its authenticity, citing Donald Trump's refrain of "fake news." gq.com (See also Assaults on Civil Liberties)|
|2017.12.04||Germans see Trump as bigger problem than North Korea or Russia. reuters.com (See also Foreign Policy, North Korea, Russia)|
|2017.12.04||The presidency of Donald Trump has caused Democrats to experience a surge in confidence in the press at the same time that Republicans and Trump supporters are expressing more extreme, negative views of the media. poynter.org (See also Assaults on Civil Liberties, Censorship)|
|2017.12.10||As of December 7 there were 369 women running or planning to run for Congress in 2018, which would be the most women House candidates ever. axios.com (See also Women, Misogyny)|
|2017.12.15||The Trump Organization sees fortunes fall, as Donald Trump's disclosures to federal regulators reveal its revenue is less than a 10th of what they had reported since 2010. crainsnewyork.com (See also Trump Business)|
|2017.12.19||Nearly one year after his inauguration, Donald Trump’s approval rating sits at 35 percent, a historic low for a commander in chief in the December of his first year in office. politico.com (See also Unprecedented Actions)|
|2018.01.02||NSA’s top talent is leaving because of low pay, slumping morale and unpopular reorganization, as several hundred hackers, engineers and data scientists have left the agency, leaving a significant impact on national security. washingtonpost.com (See also Assaults on Government, National Defense)|
|2018.01.18||One year into Donald Trump's presidency, the image of U.S. leadership is weaker worldwide than it was under his two predecessors, as median approval across 134 countries and areas stands at a new low of 30%. news.gallup.com (See also Foreign Policy)|