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===From the federal government bureaucracy===
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Due to his promotion and support of conservative, [[America First]]<ref>Spiering, Charlie (April 4, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/04/donald-trump-to-american-workers-im-not-and-i-dont-want-to-be-the-president-of-the-world/ Donald Trump to American Workers: ‘I’m Not, and I Don’t Want to Be, the President of the World’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 5, 2017.<br>See also:
*Spiering, Charlie (October 17, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/10/17/donald-trump-foreign-countries-like-greece-nervous-about-america-first-agenda/ Donald Trump: Foreign Countries Like Greece ‘Nervous’ About ‘America First’ Agenda]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 18, 2017.</ref> policies, President Trump faced large opposition from the left and the [[establishment]],<ref>Multiple references:
*Klein, Aaron (April 28, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/28/trumps-first-100-days-establishment-goes-to-war-to-halt-presidents-agenda/ Trump’s First 100 Days: Establishment Goes to War to Halt President’s Agenda]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 28, 2017.
*Hilton, Steve (January 21, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/steve-hilton-trump-is-daring-to-clean-up-the-establishments-biggest-messes-and-they-hate-him-for-it Steve Hilton: Trump is daring to clean up the establishment's biggest messes – and they hate him for it]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
Specifically from retired military generals:
*Wolfgang, Ben (January 6, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/jan/6/donald-trump-generals-blur-political-military-line/ Trump on unprecedented collision course with retired military commanders: 'It's not normal']. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved January 7, 2019.See also:*Rogers, Norman (May 24, 2019). [https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/donald-trump-makes-americas-democrat-ruling-class-panic-heres-why Donald Trump makes America’s Democrat ruling class panic. Here’s why]. ''LifeSiteNews'' (from the ''American Thinker''). Retrieved May 25, 2019.</ref> including from within the government bureaucracy.<ref>Multiple references:
*Singman, Brooke (January 31, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/31/trump-faces-bureaucratic-battle-in-implementing-agenda.html Trump faces bureaucratic battle in implementing agenda]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
*Kurtz, Howard (February 3, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/03/empire-strikes-back-why-trumps-private-talks-with-foreign-leaders-were-leaked.html The empire strikes back: Why Trump's private talks with foreign leaders were leaked]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
*Gertz, Bill (April 18, 2019). [https://freebeacon.com/national-security/u-s-intelligence-institutionally-politicized-toward-democrats/ U.S. Intelligence Institutionally Politicized Toward Democrats]. ''The Washington Free Beacon''. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
*Church, Nate (April 19, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/19/former-cia-analyst-u-s-intelligence-may-be-biased-toward-democrats/ Former CIA Analyst: U.S. Intelligence May Be ‘Biased’ Toward Democrats]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 20, 2019.
*Murphy, James (April 22, 2019). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/32075-left-wing-leanings-of-the-u-s-intelligence-community-exposed Left-wing Leanings of the U.S. Intelligence Community Exposed]. ''The New American''. Retrieved April 22, 2019.*Plott, Elaina (May 15, 2019). [https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/05/trump-aides-ignore-president/589489/ Ignoring Trump’s Orders, Hoping He’ll Forget]. ''The Atlantic''. Retrieved May 15, 2019.See also:*Wood, L. Todd (May 9, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/9/state-department-should-be-investigated-too-for-ac/ Foggy Bottom should be investigated too, for actions overseas]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 20, 2019.</ref> (The fact that members of the [[deep state]] have grown visibly scared of reports stating such confirms this view,<ref>[https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/03/22/politico-obama-admin-bureaucrats-panicked-by-breitbart-spotlight-dont-question-our-loyalty/ POLITICO: Obama Admin Bureaucrats ‘Panicked’ by Breitbart Spotlight: Don’t Question Our Loyalty!] ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 22, 2017.</ref> as well as the fact that federal government employees overwhelmingly donated to Democrats leading up to the 2018 elections just like in previous elections;<ref>Schoffstall, Joe (October 17, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/17/federal-government-workers-donating-overwhelmingly-to-democrats.html Federal government workers donating overwhelmingly to Democrats]. ''Fox News'' (from ''The Washington Free Beacon''). Retrieved October 17, 2017.</ref> in May 2017, it was reported that 60% of [[National Security Council]] employees were Obama-Administration holdovers<ref>Wong, Kristina (May 17, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/17/trump-under-siege-more-than-60-percent-of-nsc-employees-placed-by-obama/ Trump Under Siege: More than 60 Percent of NSC Employees Placed by Obama]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 18, 2017.</ref>). In June 2018, one socialist protestor who heckled DHS Secretary [[Kirstjen Nielsen]] for her enforcement of President Trump's tough immigration policies was revealed as a DOJ employee.<ref>Multiple references:
*Mikelionis, Lukas (June 21, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/21/doj-employee-among-those-heckling-dhs-boss-nielsen-report-says.html DOJ employee among those heckling DHS boss Nielsen, report says]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
*Samuels, Brett (June 21, 2018). [https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/393461-protester-who-interrupted-dhs-chiefs-dinner-works-for-justice Protester who interrupted DHS chief's dinner works for Justice Department]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.</ref> Even some White House officials worked against the president's agenda.<ref>Multiple references:
*Gallington, Daniel (June 7, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/7/donald-trump-agenda-hampered-by-obama-holdovers-di/ Loyalty matters]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
*Pollock, Richard; Barton, Ethan (August 14, 2017). [https://dailycaller.com/2017/08/14/exclusive-obama-holdovers-still-in-dozens-of-key-national-security-council-jobs/ EXCLUSIVE: Obama Holdovers Still In Dozens Of Key National Security Council Jobs]. ''The Daily Caller''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
*Garcia, Carlos (November 17, 2017). [https://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/11/17/ice-union-says-obama-holdovers-are-sabotaging-immigration-enforcement-heres-how ICE union says Obama holdovers are sabotaging immigration enforcement, here’s how]. ''The Blaze''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.</ref> Numerous government officials who resigned due to President Trump's actions subtly inserted anti-Trump messages into their resignation letters.<ref>Pappas, Alex (August 23, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/08/23/hiding-secret-anti-trump-messages-in-resignation-letters-is-latest-political-craze.html Hiding secret anti-Trump messages in resignation letters is latest political craze]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 23, 2017.</ref> The Trump Administration was the victim of numerous leaks of information, many of which threatened U.S. national security – it was reported in July 2017 that leaks occurred once a day on average,<ref>Boylan, Dan (July 6, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/6/donald-trump-target-of-leaks-at-rate-of-one-a-day/ White House leaks that threaten national security stream out at rate of one a day]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 7, 2017.</ref> and Trump faced seven times more leaks than Obama or Bush II did.<ref>Wong, Kristina (July 7, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/07/deep-state-trump-facing-seven-times-more-national-security-leaks-than-obama-or-bush/ DEEP STATE: Trump Facing Seven Times More National Security Leaks Than Obama or Bush]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 7, 2017.</ref> The Russia probe headed by Independent Counsel and former FBI Director [[Robert Mueller]] was founded found to have hired investigators extremely biased against President Trump.<ref>Multiple references:
*[https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/13/ex-mueller-aides-texts-revealed-read-them-here.html Ex-Mueller aides' texts revealed: Read them here]. ''Fox News''. December 13, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
*Singman, Brooke (December 7, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/07/another-mueller-investigators-democratic-ties-raise-new-bias-questions.html Top Mueller investigator's Democratic ties raise new bias questions]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
*[https://policyintegrity.org/deregulation-roundup Roundup: Trump-Era Deregulation in the Courts]. ''Institute for Policy Integrity''. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
*Higgins, Tucker (January 24, 2019). [https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/24/trump-has-lost-more-than-90-percent-of-deregulation-court-battles.html The Trump administration has lost more than 90 percent of its court battles over deregulation]. ''CNBC''. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
See also*Geman, Ben (June 10, 2019). [https://www.axios.com/climate-change-trump-administration-federal-courts-567fa9d9-f581-42f8-b84b-8cd707b5e0ee.html Most climate-related litigation in the Trump era supports protections]. ''Axios''. Retrieved June 10, 2019.Statements by Attorney General Sessions:
*Mordock, Jeff (March 10, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/10/ag-sessions-blasts-nationwide-injunctions-federali/ Sessions blasts federal judges for injunctions against Trump administration policies]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
*Shaw, Adam (March 10, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/10/sessions-slams-activist-judges-for-nationwide-injunctions-on-sanctuary-cities-daca.html Sessions slams 'activist judges' for nationwide injunctions on sanctuary cities, DACA]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
Statements by Attorney General Barr:
*DeMarche, Edmund (May 21, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trumps-agenda-hampered-by-troubling-number-of-lower-court-injuctions-barr-says Trump's agenda hampered by troubling number of lower court injunctions, Barr says]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
*Halaschak, Zachary (May 21, 2019). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/ag-barr-blasts-federal-judges-who-impose-nationwide-injunctions AG Barr blasts federal judges who impose nationwide injunctions]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
*Mordock, Jeff (May 21, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/21/william-barr-rips-federal-judges-over-nationwide-i/ 'Unprecedented power': William Barr blasts federal judges over nationwide injunctions]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
*Balsamo, Michael (May 21, 2019). [https://www.apnews.com/c6d81b8948c14493a32d7517988f2f32 AG Barr says nationwide rulings are hampering Trump’s agenda]. ''Associated Press''. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
*Vadum, Matthew (May 23, 2019). [https://www.theepochtimes.com/attorney-general-barr-criticizes-nationwide-injunctions_2933303.html Attorney General Barr Criticizes Nationwide Injunctions]. ''The Epoch Times''. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
See also:
*Munro, Neil (November 20, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2018/11/20/dhs-doj-slam-judge-decision-let-illegal-migrants-apply-for-asylum/ DHS, DoJ Slam Judge’s Order to Let Illegal Migrants Apply for Asylum]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
*Horowitz, Daniel (March 14, 2019). [https://www.conservativereview.com/news/wheres-congressional-outrage-judicial-power-grabs/ Where’s the congressional outrage over judicial power grabs?] ''Conservative Review''. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
*Musto, Julia (May 14, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-admin-immigration-district-judges Trump admin push to stop illegal immigration hampered by district judges, despite surge: US attorney]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
*Bream, Shannon; Mears, Bill (May 22, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-administration-fights-back-against-lone-judges-nixing-policies-with-the-stroke-of-the-pen Trump administration fights back against lone judges nixing policies ‘with the stroke of the pen’]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
Specific examples of courts blocking President Trump's immigration agenda:
*Spiering, Charlie (April 27, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/04/27/donald-trump-blasts-ninth-circuit-for-blocking-sanctuary-cities-order-see-you-in-the-supreme-court/ Donald Trump Blasts Ninth Circuit for Blocking Sanctuary Cities Order: ‘See You in the Supreme Court!’] ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
*Horowitz, Daniel (March 20, 2019). [https://www.conservativereview.com/news/scotus-week-conservatives-won-immigration-battle-continue-lose-war/ At SCOTUS this week: Conservatives won an immigration battle but continue to lose the war]. ''Conservative Review''. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
*Spiering, Charlie (April 9, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/04/09/donald-trump-slams-ninth-circuit-judge-blocking-border-enforcement/ Donald Trump Slams Ninth Circuit Judge for Blocking Border Enforcement]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 9, 2019.
*Horowitz, Daniel (April 9, 2019). [https://www.conservativereview.com/news/constitution-say-california-judges-control-border-policy/ Where does the Constitution say that California judges control our border policy?] ''Conservative Review''. Retrieved April 9, 2019.*Franch, David (May 17, 2019). [https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/05/the-judicial-resistance-rescues-daca-again/ The Judicial Resistance Rescues DACA, Again]. ''National Review''. Retrieved May 20, 2019.</ref> Former U.S. presidents, such as [[George W. Bush]] and [[Barack Obama]], even broke with tradition to criticize President Trump.<ref>[https://www.voanews.com/a/two-former-us-presidents-break-with-tradition-to-denounce-trump/4080344.html 2 Former Presidents Break With Tradition to Denounce Trump]. ''Voice of America'' (from the ''Associated Press''). October 21, 2017. Retrieved October 21, 2017.</ref>
===From radical left-wing activists===
Democrat attorney generals were extremely active against the Trump Administration,<ref>Multiple references:
*Hurley, Lawrence; Chung, Andrew (November 2, 2017). [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-trump-effect-courts/trumps-opponents-race-to-the-courthouse-to-thwart-him-idUSKBN1D21BG Trump's opponents race to the courthouse to thwart him]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
*Lucas, Fred (February 6, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/02/06/democratic-ags-swarm-trump-administration-with-lawsuits.html Democratic AGs swarm Trump administration with lawsuits]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 6, 2018.See also:*O'Reilly, Andrew (May 14, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-files-50th-lawsuit-against-trump-administration-in-case-over-union-dues California files 50th lawsuit against Trump administration in case over union dues]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved May 14, 2019.</ref> suing it nearly 50 times in 2017 alone.<ref>Wilson, Reid (January 2, 2018). [https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/367147-democratic-ags-sue-trump-at-record-pace Democratic AGs sue Trump at record pace]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved January 3, 2018.</ref> Leftists went out of their way searching for evidence of crimes by President Trump.<ref>Multiple references:
*Starr, Penny (March 25, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/25/the-left-post-mueller-report-nine-trump-related-investigations-will-continue-unabated/ The Left Post Mueller Report: Nine Trump-Related Investigations Will Continue Unabated]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
*Kirkwood, R. Cort (March 25, 2019). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/31830-trump-derangement-worsens-despite-mueller-report-dems-still-think-he-committed-a-crime Trump Derangement Worsens, Despite Mueller Report, Dems Still Think He Committed a Crime]. ''The New American''. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
Media FOIA requests at the Trump Administration EPA increased 669% from the last years of the Obama Administration.<ref>Moran, Sean (March 20, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/20/establishment-media-increase-trump-epa-document-requests-669-obama-requests/ Establishment Media Increase Trump EPA Document Requests 669% over Obama Requests]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 21, 2019.</ref><ref>Scher, Brent (March 20, 2019). [https://freebeacon.com/issues/media-foia-requests-to-epa-spiked-after-trump-election-data-reveal/ Media FOIA Requests to EPA Spiked After Trump Election, Data Reveal]. ''The Washington Free Beacon''. Retrieved March 21, 2019.</ref>
 
In May 2019, researchers at the Italian analytics company Ghost Data found that "a coordinated campaign to undermine President Trump" existed on Instagram.<ref>Multiple references:
*Birnbaum, Emily (May 20, 2019). [https://thehill.com/policy/technology/444597-researchers-find-campaign-on-instagram-to-undermine-trump Researchers find coordinated anti-Trump campaign on Instagram]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
*Balmer, Crispian (May 20, 2019). [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-instagram/coordinated-anti-trump-campaign-emerges-on-instagram-study-idUSKCN1SQ1S9 Coordinated anti-Trump campaign emerges on Instagram: study]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved May 22, 2019.
*Harper, Jennifer (May 22, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/22/researchers-discover-coordinated-campaign-to-under/ Researchers discover coordinated campaign to undermine President Trump on Instagram]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 22, 2019.</ref>
===From others===
*Lane, Oliver JJ (January 3, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/01/03/trump-if-i-were-popular-in-europe-i-wouldnt-be-doing-my-job/ Trump: ‘If I Were Popular in Europe, I Wouldn’t Be Doing My Job’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved January 3, 2019.</ref>
[[Token conservative]]s have strongly opposed President Trump despite his many accomplishments in advancing conservative policies.Because of their irrational and reflexive opposition to President Trump, they were often forced to either support far-left policies or significantly lessen their opposition to them.<ref>Lifson, Thomas (May 30, 2019). [https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/conservatives-who-want-to-oust-trump-must-support-these-liberal-positions Conservatives who want to oust Trump must support these liberal positions]. ''LifeSiteNews''. Retrieved May 31, 2019.</ref>
===Setbacks for the Left===