This page tracks unprecedented or highly unusual actions taken by Trump as president (or president-elect) or his administration, or unprecedented results or responses to administration actions.
|2016.12.01||Trump kicks off a "Thank You" tour so he can revel in crowds, boast in person, and disparage Hillary Clinton and the media. nytimes.com (See also 2016 Election, Narcissism, Attempts to Discredit Media)|
|2017.01.31.||Immigration ban puts American citizens at risk by disrupting travel and status of patients and healthcare workers. wired.com (See also Immigrants, First 100 days, Health Care)|
|2017.02.01||Rex Tillerson is confirmed as Secretary of State in a 56-to-43 vote, an opposition record. nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Rex Tillerson, Department of State)|
|2017.02.01||Trump Immigration Ban disrupts international research collaboration on public health and disease. scientificamerican.com (See also Social Issues, Fascism, Nationalism, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
The ensuing damage to scientific collaboration puts the U.S. at risk, researchers say
|2017.02.02||Emails show Trump's transition team was warned against its "unprecedented" approach to staffing cabinet without ethics vetting. nbcnews.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.02.07||Mike Pence is forced to cast tie-breaking vote in senate to confirm Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. nytimes.com (See also Betsy DeVos, Mike Pence)|
|2017.02.11||Trump to Dems: 'Pocahontas is now the face of your party' cnn.com (See also First 100 Days, Native Americans)|
|2017.02.13||White House grants press credentials to Gateway Pundit, a pro-Trump blog that's spread false rumors about voter fraud and Hillary Clinton's health. nytimes.com (See also Attempts to Discredit Media, First 100 Days, house)|
|2017.02.16||Six ICE agents show up at El Paso County, Texas, courthouse and detain woman seeking a protective order against a boyfriend she accused of domestic abuse. washingtonpost.com (See also Immigrants, Women, First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.05||House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi describes Trump's unfounded claim of being wiretapped by President Obama as an authoritarian tactic. cnn.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.15||Sen. Lindsey Graham says the FBI needs to stop stonewalling on his request to clear up wiretapping claims Trump made against his President Obama. today.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.03.20||Ivanka Trump begins working out of a West Wing office, although she is not technically serving as a government employee, according to an attorney for the first daughter. latimes.com (See also Ivanka Trump, Nepotism)|
The attorney says she will receive a government-issued phone and a security clearance for classified information.
|2017.07.02||Trump tweeted a modified video of a wrestling match between himself and his media rival CNN. thehill.com (See also Attempts to Discredit Media, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.07.05||Former Department of Justice officials and voting advocates are alarmed over a DOJ letter sent to states last week that they say could signal a forthcoming effort to kick people off voter rolls. huffingtonpost.com (See also Corruption)|
This comes as national attention focuses on several states blocking a request for voter information from Trump’s commission to investigate voting fraud, which is not a widespread problem.
|2017.07.20||The Trump administration has spent taxpayer money meant to encourage enrollment in the Affordable Care Act on a public relations campaign aimed at methodically strangling it. thedailybeast.com (See also Affordable Care Act, Health Care, Department of Health and Human Services)|
|2017.07.20||Trump personally met with Jessie Liu, the current deputy general counsel for the Treasury Department and who Trump tapped to be the next US attorney for the District of Columbia -- a move that sharply departs from past practice and is at odds with the understood custom of insulating US attorneys from political influence. cnn.com (See also Legal Issues, Conflicts of Interest)|
|2017.07.21||Some of President Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president’s authority to grant pardons to aides, family members and even himself. washingtonpost.com (See also Conflicts of Interest, Legal Activity, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.07.27||White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci said that he doesn't know if his relationship with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus can be repaired, and he urged Priebus to publicly prove that he has not leaked damaging information to the media. washingtonpost.com (See also Reince Priebus, Trump Cabinet)|
|2017.07.31||Trump has relieved Anthony Scaramucci from his role as communications director, just 10 days after initially naming Scaramucci to the role. mic.com (See also Trump Cabinet, John Kelly)|
|2017.08.01||Congressional Republicans moved to defuse Trump’s threat to cut off critical payments to health insurance companies, maneuvering around the president toward bipartisan legislation to shore up insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act. nytimes.com (See also Affordable Care Act, Health Care)|
|2017.08.02||In the first hours of the travel ban, the Trump administration officials issued clear directives: treat lawyers’ calls like “protests” and keep duly elected Congressmen out. thedailybeast.com (See also Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2017.08.03||The Secret Service has vacated its command post inside Trump Tower in Manhattan following a dispute between the government and President Trump’s company over the terms of a lease for the space. washingtonpost.com (See also Conflicts of Interest, The Trump Organization)|
|2017.08.08||Trump's retweet of a Fox News story claiming US satellites detected North Korea moving anti-ship cruise missiles to a patrol boat raised concerns after US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley indicated that the information in the report is classified and was leaked. cnn.com (See also North Korea, Nikki Haley)|
President Donald Trump's retweet of a Fox News story claiming US satellites detected North Korea moving anti-ship cruise missiles to a patrol boat is raising eyebrows on Tuesday after US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley indicated that the information in the report is classified and was leaked.
|2017.08.10||Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many people, according to a nonpartisan study. apnews.com (See also Health Care, Affordable Care Act)|
WASHINGTON (AP) — Actions by the Trump administration are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by many people, according to
|Trump threatens to cut federal funds to UC Berkeley. sfchronicle.com (See also Feuds, Assaults on Civil Liberties)|