As President Trump began his second year, we were hit with a whole prescription of black pills last December: on social media, Occidental Dissent was caught up in the Twitter purge; on immigration, Kate Steinle’s murderer walked free, deportations sagged and illegal immigration shot back up to Obama levels, the GOP Congress gloated over the passage of the tax cuts and plotted a DACA amnesty and welfare reform in 2018; the Nathan Bedford Forrest monument was torn down in Memphis in spite of Tennessee’s heritage preservation law; President Trump celebrated Kwanzaa, the life of Rosa Parks and the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum; $700 billion was squandered on the military; Shlomo Rubashkin was pardoned, Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the National Menorah was lit at the White House, the Republican House defunded the Palestinian Authority and it looked like we were poised for a moment to invade Iran. Roy Moore lost his Senate race after his campaign was #MeTooed by other Republicans which killed any chance of passing significant legislation in 2018.
There was some good news in this bleak picture: Christopher Cantwell was sprung from the Charlottesville jail. The Heaphy report also confirmed what we suspected about the Charlottesville disaster.
December 1 – Kate Steinle’s murderer is found not guilty
December 2 – The Senate passes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Heaphy report on Charlottesville released.
Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to the FBI.
Articles: Republican Senate Passes Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty To Lying To FBI, BOMBSHELL: Independent Review Finds Charlottesville Police Department Thwarted Unite the Right Rally
December 3 – Operation Homeland, an Identity Evropa splinter group, holds its only event in DC.
President Trump celebrates the life of Rosa Parks
December 4 – Supreme Court approves the third version of the travel ban which now applies to Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Venezuela and North Korea.
President Trump endorses Roy Moore.
December 5 – Christopher Cantwell is released from the Charlottesville dungeon.
Articles: Christopher Cantwell Granted Bail
December 6 – President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the capital and announces the US will move its embassy there.
Republican House votes to defund Palestinian Authority.
December 7 – Al Franken resigns from the Senate.
December 8 – Dina Powell resigns from the National Security Council.
President Trump throws a Hanukkah Party in the White House.
Paul Ryan announces his plan to work on entitlement reform in 2018
December 9 – President Trump celebrates the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, MS.
December 10 – Disappointing immigration numbers begin to roll in for 2017.
Articles: U.S. Deportations Down In 2017
December 11 – Transsexuals will soon begin to enlist in the military.
Islamic terrorist strikes NYC.
December 12 – President Trump signs the National Defense Authorization Act which includes $700 billion in military spending.
Doug Jones wins the Alabama Senate race.
December 13 – Congressional Republicans strike a deal on tax cuts.
Articles: GOP Reaches Tax Cut Deal
December 14 – FCC repeals net neutrality
Paul Ryan retirement announced.
December 15 – National Menorah lit at the White House.
Illegal immigration soars back to Obama levels.
December 16 – Mass deportations turn out have been election year hype.
Articles: Trump Deportations
December 18 – US blocks a UN resolution that opposes recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Occidental Dissent purged from Twitter
December 19 – Nikki Haley threatens nations that opposed recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
GOP plans to trade a DACA amnesty for border wall funding in 2018.
December 20 – The GOP Congress wraps up work on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
U.S. State Departments announces $41.5 million sell of small arms to Ukraine.
December 21 – UN condemns recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Nathan Bedford Forrest monument torn down in Memphis in spite of Tennessee’s heritage preservation law.
Republicans celebrate tax cuts victory
Trump pardons Shlomo Rubashkin
Articles: UN Votes To Overwhelmingly Condemn Jerusalem Move, Memphis Removes Confederate Monuments, Crown Heights Jews Celebrate Sholom Rubashkin’s Release From Prison, #MAGA: Trump Frees Jew Imprisoned For Employing Hundreds Of Illegal Aliens , Republicans Celebrate Tax Reform Victory
December 22 – Trump signs the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law.
December 23 – Twitter continues to purge accounts
State Department announces arms sales to Ukraine
December 25 – Nikki Haley punishes the UN for opposing recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
December 27 – Trump celebrates Kwanzaa
December 28 – OD starts to rebuild our social media following on Gab
Articles: Gab Isn’t a Ghost Town
December 29 – US and Israel strike deal to counter Iran
December 30 – Iran is suddenly convulsed by riots days after US and Israel form alliance to undermine Iranian regime.
December 31 – By this point, I am so pessimistic about the Trump administration that I have already decided not to vote in the 2018 midterms. As far as Congress goes, I followed through on that decision. 2017 was a terrible year for the movement.
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January opens with the 2018 legislative agenda still up in the air. Republicans have big plans to work on entitlement reform, welfare reform, infrastructure, banking deregulation, Tax Cuts 2, a DACA deal on immigration, prison reform and maybe take another shot at health care reform. President Trump breaks with Steve Bannon who is fired from Breitbart. Regime change from below fizzles in Iran. Mike Pence gives a “Zionist sermon” in Israel. A government shutdown ends in a promise to hold a vote on DACA. Mainstream conservatives complain that Trump’s populist image is slipping.
January 1 – John Bolton threatens regime change in Iran
President Trump condemns Iran for human rights abuses
January 2 – President Trump threatens to cut aid to the Palestinian Authority.
President Trump claims DACA activists are “falling in love” with Republicans
President Trump pressures Iran to end social media censorship
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January 3 – President Trump denounces Steve Bannon.
President Trump pledges to support the Iranian mobs
January 5 – President Trump tells Sen. Lankford the border wall isn’t on the 2018 legislative agenda
January 6 – 538 poll finds President Trump has ceased to be perceived as a populist outsider and is now viewed as a conventional mainstream conservative
Gary Cohn looks forward to Congress passing banking deregulation
January 7 – The border wall becomes a see through border fence
January 8 – President Trump announces the end of Temporary Protected Status for Salvadorans.
Articles: Sloppy Steve Cucks Himself
January 9 – Federal judge upholds DACA
Steve Bannon out at Breitbart
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January 10 – Jared Kushner pushes for prison reform
January 11 – Trump administration announces new work requirements for Medicaid.
Scandal erupts over President Trump describing Haiti and other Third World countries as shitholes.
HHS begins to allow states to dismantle Medicaid
Articles: President Trump: Why Should We Accept Immigrants From “Shithole Countries” Like Haiti?, Trump Administration: States May Impose Work Requirements For Medicaid, Rand Paul: “We Don’t Have The Money” To Spend On Trump’s Border Wall, GOP May Skip 2018 Budget
January 12 – President Trump continues to go through the motions of the presidency
January 14 – VP Mike Pence stares in awe of the MLK monument
January 16 – Trump softens his position on NAFTA under pressure from Senate Republicans
Articles: Axios: Trump Softening On NAFTA
January 16 – Senate Republicans unveil amnesty deal
January 17 – National Review and The Weekly Standard notice that Trump has abandoned the populist policies he campaigned on in 2016
January 18 – Nikki Haley boasts to AIPAC about bullying the UN for Israel
January 19 – Democrats force a government shutdown
Articles: Live Thread: ZOG’s Shutdown
January 20 – Government shutdown begins
Articles: Women’s March 2.0
January 21 – Mitch McConnell agrees to hold a vote on DACA in exchange for ending the government shutdown
January 22 – Government shutdown ends
Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Knesset and gives the most cucked speech by an American politician ever seen in Israel
January 23 – Vice President Mike Pence visits the Western Wall in Israel.
Globalists at Davos mock President Trump’s purported populism
January 24 – President Trump goes along with the idea of a DACA amnesty
January 25 – President Trump attends the World Economic Forum in Davos
Melania Trump visits U.S. Holocaust Museum in DC
The House passed a bill making it a federal crime for websites to promote prostitution or sex trafficking and a bill related to capital requirements for banks.
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January 26 – President Trump commemorates the Holocaust again and again
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January 27 – President Trump walks back his shitholes comment
Articles: President Trump Remembers The 6 Million and Offers DREAM Act Amnesty, Koch Network To Spend $300 To $400 Million On Republican Puppets In 2018 Midterms, President Trump “Deeply Respects” African Shitholes
January 29 – Alex Azar is sworn in as HHS secretary
Articles: 20 Week Abortion Ban Fails In the Senate
January 30 – President Trump delivers his first official State of the Union address
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announces new sanctions on hundreds of Russians.
Articles: President Trump Punts On Implementing New Russia Sanctions, Senate Republicans Seek To Tame President Trump’s Trade Agenda, Review: President Mike Pence’s 2018 State of The Union Address , Senate Republicans Oppose Legal Immigration Cuts
January 31 – Prominent conservative columnists urge President Trump to be more populist
February was dominated by the attempt to strike a grand bargain on immigration which would trade a DACA amnesty for border wall funding and legal immigration cuts. It went nowhere. Congress passed a 2 year budget deal which eliminated the possibility of using budget reconciliation to pass major legislation. The Trump administration took executive action on welfare reform and quietly escalated its intervention in Syria. President Trump pushed to ban bump stocks after the Parkland High School shooting.
February 1 – Trump administration accuses Syria of using chemical weapons on its own people again
President Trump huddles with congressional Republicans to discuss the 2018 legislative agenda
A Pew poll shows that most Americans believe government does too little to held the poor, the elderly and the middle class.
Paul Ryan revives his short lived push for welfare reform
Articles: Trump Administration: Syria Still “Using” Chemical Weapons On Civilians, President Trump Addresses GOP Retreat In West Virginia, Pew: Majorities Say Government Does Too Little for Older People, the Poor and the Middle Class, Paul Ryan Revives Welfare Reform Push
February 2 – President Trump declassifies the Nunes Memo.
Trump administration quietly rolls out executive action on welfare reform by allowing states to have work requirements for Medicaid
February 4 – Amtrak train derails
The national debt soars under President Trump
President Trump proclaims Black History Month 2018
February 5 – Eli Mosley hit with “stolen valor” hit piece in NY Times
Articles: Eli Mosley Attacked By Jew York Times
February 6 – The trade deficit hits a 9 year high
Amtrak trains continue to derail while nothing has been done to rebuild America’s infrastructure
February 7 – Congress strikes a 2 year budget deal which rules out the possibility of using budget reconciliation to pass any controversial legislation
Articles: US Military Strikes Syrian Army, Ross Douthat: The Taming of a Demagogue, #MAGA: Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan Postpones White Minority Status For Five Years, Congress Strikes 2-Year Budget Deal
February 8 – US strikes Syrian forces in Syria and kills over 100 Syrian troops. Low level US intervention in Syria against Assad government continues to drag on
February 9 – President Trump signs a budget bill
February 11 – GOP begs Sheldon Adelson for campaign cash
White House backs off demand for legal immigration cuts
February 12 – President Trump sends his 2019 budget proposal to Congress
President Trump unveils his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan
The Trump Budget includes massive cuts to entitlement spending
US Senate debates DACA amnesty
February 13 – President Trump celebrates Black History Month 2018
US military continues to kill Syrians in Syria
Republican Jewish Coalition announces it is thrilled with President Trump’s policies
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February 14 – Parkland High School mass shooting in Florida
Alt-Right continues to debate electoral politics
February 15 – Jordan Jereb foolishly takes credit for the Parkland mass shooting.
4 DACA amnesty bills fail in the US Senate
February 16 – Mitt Romney announces he is running for the US Senate in Utah
Articles: Mitt Romney Announces Senate Run
February 17 – Fallout from Parkland high school shooting continues
February 19 – President Trump endorses Mitt Romney’s Senate campaign
President Trump proposes to increase foreign aid to Israel and to pay for it by cutting heating assistance to the poor
Congress postpones fight over DREAMers until March
February 20 – President Trump orders the DOJ to prepare regulations to ban bump stucks
Articles: President Trump Embraces Gun Control
February 21 – President Trump appears on the half shekel in Israel
Senate Republicans lobby President Trump to reenter TPP
February 22 – Trump administration announces US troops can stay indefinitely in Iraq and Syria
February 23 – President Trump addresses CPAC 2018
Sheldon Adelson offers to pay for the new US embassy in Jerusalem
February 24 – Alt-Right becomes polarized over electoral politics
Articles: Do Elections Matter?
February 27 – South Africa votes to seize land from White farmers
February 28 – Senators push to increase foreign aid to Israel