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[[File:Donald Trump official presidential photo.jpg|thumb|200px|Since declaring his presidential campaign in 2015, strong opposition to Donald Trump has existed, primarily from RINOs and those on the Left.]]
 
[[File:Donald Trump official presidential photo.jpg|thumb|200px|Since declaring his presidential campaign in 2015, strong opposition to Donald Trump has existed, primarily from RINOs and those on the Left.]]
 
{{See also|Trump Derangement Syndrome}}
 
{{See also|Trump Derangement Syndrome}}
[[Donald Trump]] '''has faced massive opposition''' from [[liberal]]s and [[RINO]] Republicans alike.<ref>Scarborough, Rowan (December 9, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/9/donald-trump-besieged-presidential-harassment/ 'Presidential harassment': Trump under unprecedented attack on multiple fronts]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 9, 2018.</ref>
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[[Donald Trump]] '''has faced massive opposition''' from [[liberal]]s and [[RINO]] Republicans alike,<ref>Scarborough, Rowan (December 9, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/dec/9/donald-trump-besieged-presidential-harassment/ 'Presidential harassment': Trump under unprecedented attack on multiple fronts]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 9, 2018.</ref> and even from the hierarchy of the [[Mormon Church]] who oppose a [[Border Wall]].
  
 
==Prior to the November 2016 election==
 
==Prior to the November 2016 election==
Since announcing his presidential campaign on June 16, 2015, Donald Trump has faced massive opposition from [[liberal]]s and [[RINO]] Republicans alike. According to one study, during the [[2016 U.S. presidential election|2016 presidential election]], 91% of the media coverage regarding Trump was negative and 96% of campaign contributions from the media went to his campaign opponent, leftist Democrat [[Hillary Clinton]].<ref>Bedard, Paul (March 19, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/anti-trump-media-91-coverage-negative-96-of-donations-to-hillary/article/2617828 Anti-Trump media: 91% coverage negative, 96% of donations to Hillary]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved April 27, 2017.</ref> See also: [[American liberalism and 21st century political losses]]
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Since announcing his presidential campaign on June 16, 2015, Donald Trump has faced massive opposition from [[liberal]]s and [[RINO]] Republicans alike. According to one study, during the [[2016 U.S. presidential election|2016 presidential election]], 91% of the media coverage regarding Trump was negative and 96% of campaign contributions from the media went to his campaign opponent, leftist Democrat [[Hillary Clinton]].<ref>Bedard, Paul (March 19, 2017). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/anti-trump-media-91-coverage-negative-96-of-donations-to-hillary/article/2617828 Anti-Trump media: 91% coverage negative, 96% of donations to Hillary]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved April 27, 2017.</ref> See also: [[American liberalism and 21st century political losses]]
  
When polling organizations measure public opinion of political figures, they ask questions to determine how many people have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the person.  In general, politicians get elected because prospective voters' favorable ratings exceed the unfavorable ratings.  A candidate's rating earns a boost from his nominating convention, and again during the transition between election day and taking office, as America tends to unite behind the winner.  Every President experiences a decline in opinion polls as voters are turned off by unpopular decisions.  Donald Trump is unusual because he was nationally well known before entering politics, and he has maintained a very high negative rating since his earliest opinion polls.<ref>{{cite news|url=  http://www.gallup.com/opinion/polling-matters/188936/trump-negative-image.aspx|title=Trump's Negative Image|date=January 30, 2016|work=gallup.com|accessdate=June 22, 2017}}</ref>  The leading explanation for how Trump became President was that the Democratic candidate [[Hillary Clinton]] was even more unpopular with historically high negative ratings.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.gallup.com/opinion/polling-matters/194138/fear-greater-two-evils-spur-high-turnout.aspx|title=Fear of the "Greater of Two Evils" Could Spur High Turnout|date=August 3, 2016|work=gallup.com|accessdate=June 22, 2017}}</ref>
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When polling organizations measure public opinion of political figures, they ask questions to determine how many people have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the person.  In general, politicians get elected because prospective voters' favorable ratings exceed the unfavorable ratings.  A candidate's rating earns a boost from his nominating convention, and again during the transition between election day and taking office, as America tends to unite behind the winner.  Every President experiences a decline in opinion polls as voters are turned off by unpopular decisions.  Donald Trump is unusual because he was nationally well known before entering politics, and he has maintained a very high negative rating since his earliest opinion polls.<ref>{{cite news|url=  https://www.gallup.com/opinion/polling-matters/188936/trump-negative-image.aspx|title=Trump's Negative Image|date=January 30, 2016|work=gallup.com|accessdate=June 22, 2017}}</ref>  The leading explanation for how Trump became President was that the Democratic candidate [[Hillary Clinton]] was even more unpopular with historically high negative ratings.<ref>{{cite news|url=https://www.gallup.com/opinion/polling-matters/194138/fear-greater-two-evils-spur-high-turnout.aspx|title=Fear of the "Greater of Two Evils" Could Spur High Turnout|date=August 3, 2016|work=gallup.com|accessdate=June 22, 2017}}</ref>
  
 
==Opposition as President==
 
==Opposition as President==
 
===From the federal government bureaucracy===
 
===From the federal government bureaucracy===
 
{{See also|Obamagate|Russiagate timeline}}
 
{{See also|Obamagate|Russiagate timeline}}
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>
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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:
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*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:
 
*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.
 
*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.
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*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.
 
*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:
 
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.</ref> including from within the government bureaucracy.<ref>Multiple references:
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*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.
*Singman, Brooke (January 31, 2017). [http://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.
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*Kurtz, Howard (February 3, 2017). [http://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.
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*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:
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*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.
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*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.
 
*Newman, Alex (January 8, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/print-magazine/item/27864-deep-state-bureaucracy-vs-trump-america-constitution Deep State Bureaucracy vs. Trump, America, Constitution]. ''The New American''. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
 
*Newman, Alex (January 8, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/print-magazine/item/27864-deep-state-bureaucracy-vs-trump-america-constitution Deep State Bureaucracy vs. Trump, America, Constitution]. ''The New American''. Retrieved January 9, 2018.
 
*Anderson, Troy (February 21, 2019). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/print-magazine/item/31393-trump-vs-deep-state Trump vs. Deep State]. ''The New American''. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
 
*Anderson, Troy (February 21, 2019). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/print-magazine/item/31393-trump-vs-deep-state Trump vs. Deep State]. ''The New American''. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
*Richwine, Jason (February 19, 2019). [https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/bureaucrats-civil-service-veto-presidential-policies/ When Bureaucrats Veto the President]. ''National Review''. Retrieved February 21, 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). [http://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:
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*Richwine, Jason (February 19, 2019). [https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/02/bureaucrats-civil-service-veto-presidential-policies/ When Bureaucrats Veto the President]. ''National Review''. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
*Mikelionis, Lukas (June 21, 2018). [http://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.
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*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.
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*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.
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*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.
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*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.
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*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:
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*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:
 
*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:
 
*Newman, Alex (September 6, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29991-deep-state-mole-in-white-house-boasts-of-sabotaging-trump Deep State Mole in White House Boasts of Sabotaging Trump]. ''The New American''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
 
*Newman, Alex (September 6, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29991-deep-state-mole-in-white-house-boasts-of-sabotaging-trump Deep State Mole in White House Boasts of Sabotaging Trump]. ''The New American''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
*Chamberlain, Samuel (September 5, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/05/wh-official-pens-anonymous-ny-times-op-ed-calling-trump-anti-democratic-petty-and-ineffective.html WH official pens anonymous NY Times op-ed calling Trump 'anti-democratic,' 'petty and ineffective']. ''Fox News''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
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*Chamberlain, Samuel (September 5, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/05/wh-official-pens-anonymous-ny-times-op-ed-calling-trump-anti-democratic-petty-and-ineffective.html WH official pens anonymous NY Times op-ed calling Trump 'anti-democratic,' 'petty and ineffective']. ''Fox News''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
 
*Spiering, Charlie (September 6, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/06/deep-state-official-there-are-dozens-and-dozens-of-us/ Deep State Official: ‘There Are Dozens and Dozens of Us’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
 
*Spiering, Charlie (September 6, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/06/deep-state-official-there-are-dozens-and-dozens-of-us/ Deep State Official: ‘There Are Dozens and Dozens of Us’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
 
*Horing, Shoula Romano (September 5, 2017). [https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/an-ideological-coup-against-trump An Ideological Coup against Trump?] ''LifeSiteNews''. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
 
*Horing, Shoula Romano (September 5, 2017). [https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/an-ideological-coup-against-trump An Ideological Coup against Trump?] ''LifeSiteNews''. Retrieved March 24, 2018.
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*Wong, Kristina (August 15, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2017/08/15/exclusive-inside-general-mcmasters-purge-how-national-security-adviser-eliminated-trump-loyalists/ EXCLUSIVE–Inside General McMaster’s Purge: How National Security Adviser Eliminated Trump Loyalists]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
 
*Wong, Kristina (August 15, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2017/08/15/exclusive-inside-general-mcmasters-purge-how-national-security-adviser-eliminated-trump-loyalists/ EXCLUSIVE–Inside General McMaster’s Purge: How National Security Adviser Eliminated Trump Loyalists]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
 
*Jasper, William F. (January 2, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/27851-the-mcmaster-cabal-lead-operatives-in-the-deep-state-coup-effort-to-oust-trump The McMaster Cabal: Lead Operatives in the Deep State Coup Effort to Oust Trump]. ''The New American''. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
 
*Jasper, William F. (January 2, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/27851-the-mcmaster-cabal-lead-operatives-in-the-deep-state-coup-effort-to-oust-trump The McMaster Cabal: Lead Operatives in the Deep State Coup Effort to Oust Trump]. ''The New American''. Retrieved February 22, 2019.
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*Crilly, Rob (April 29, 2019). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/how-jim-mattis-played-trump-to-restrain-him-on-north-korea How Jim Mattis played Trump to restrain him on North Korea]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
 
Other examples:
 
Other examples:
 
*Newman, Alex (February 25, 2017). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/25475-some-of-trump-s-picks-have-troubling-links-to-globalism-cfr Some of Trump's Picks Have Troubling Links to Globalism, CFR]. ''The New American''. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
 
*Newman, Alex (February 25, 2017). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/25475-some-of-trump-s-picks-have-troubling-links-to-globalism-cfr Some of Trump's Picks Have Troubling Links to Globalism, CFR]. ''The New American''. Retrieved January 1, 2018.
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*Wong, Kristina (September 7, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/07/deep-state-attacks-midterms-impeachment/ Deep State Attacks Ahead of Midterms: ‘All Roads Lead to Impeachment’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
 
*Wong, Kristina (September 7, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/07/deep-state-attacks-midterms-impeachment/ Deep State Attacks Ahead of Midterms: ‘All Roads Lead to Impeachment’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
 
See also:
 
See also:
*Lieu, Amy (September 6, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/06/trump-digs-in-after-explosive-new-york-times-op-ed-vows-to-drain-swamp.html Trump digs in after explosive New York Times op-ed, vows to drain swamp]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
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*Lieu, Amy (September 6, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/09/06/trump-digs-in-after-explosive-new-york-times-op-ed-vows-to-drain-swamp.html Trump digs in after explosive New York Times op-ed, vows to drain swamp]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
 
*Samuels, Brett (September 6, 2018). [https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/405297-trump-hits-the-deep-state-the-left-and-the-media-in-aftermath-of Trump hits the 'deep state,' the 'left' and the media in wake of anonymous op-ed]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
 
*Samuels, Brett (September 6, 2018). [https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/405297-trump-hits-the-deep-state-the-left-and-the-media-in-aftermath-of Trump hits the 'deep state,' the 'left' and the media in wake of anonymous op-ed]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.
 
*Pollak, Joel B. (September 5, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/05/anonymous-new-york-times-opposite-patriotism/ Pollak: ‘Anonymous’ Op-ed in New York Times Is the Opposite of Patriotism]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.</ref>
 
*Pollak, Joel B. (September 5, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/09/05/anonymous-new-york-times-opposite-patriotism/ Pollak: ‘Anonymous’ Op-ed in New York Times Is the Opposite of Patriotism]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved September 6, 2018.</ref>
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Obama holdovers worked to block President Trump's agenda and continue liberal policies.<ref>Multiple references:
 
Obama holdovers worked to block President Trump's agenda and continue liberal policies.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Starr, Penny (December 19, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/19/bureaucrats-continue-advance-obama-agenda/ Federal Bureaucrats Continue to Advance Obama’s Agenda, Including Climate Change Promotion]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
 
*Starr, Penny (December 19, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/19/bureaucrats-continue-advance-obama-agenda/ Federal Bureaucrats Continue to Advance Obama’s Agenda, Including Climate Change Promotion]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
*Rogers, Brian (September 13, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-holdovers-are-slowing-trumps-agenda-in-key-agencies/article/2634324 Obama holdovers are slowing Trump's agenda in key agencies]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
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*Rogers, Brian (September 13, 2017). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/obama-holdovers-are-slowing-trumps-agenda-in-key-agencies/article/2634324 Obama holdovers are slowing Trump's agenda in key agencies]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 20, 2017.
 
*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.
 
*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.
 
*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). [http://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). [http://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 to have hired investigators extremely biased against President Trump.<ref>Multiple references:
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*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 found to have hired investigators extremely biased against President Trump.<ref>Multiple references:
*[http://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.
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*[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). [http://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.
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*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.
*[http://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2017/12/05/anti-trump-bias-exposed-in-mueller-probe.html Anti-Trump bias exposed in Mueller probe]. ''Fox News''. December 5, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
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*[https://www.foxnews.com/transcript/2017/12/05/anti-trump-bias-exposed-in-mueller-probe.html Anti-Trump bias exposed in Mueller probe]. ''Fox News''. December 5, 2017. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
*Chamberlain, Samuel (December 12, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/12/texts-between-ex-mueller-team-members-emerge-calling-trump-loathsome-human-idiot.html 'F TRUMP': Texts between ex-Mueller team members emerge, calling Trump 'loathsome human,' 'an idiot']. ''Fox News''. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
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*Chamberlain, Samuel (December 12, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/12/12/texts-between-ex-mueller-team-members-emerge-calling-trump-loathsome-human-idiot.html 'F TRUMP': Texts between ex-Mueller team members emerge, calling Trump 'loathsome human,' 'an idiot']. ''Fox News''. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
*Wong, Kristina (December 13, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/13/deepstate-fbi-agents-discussed-protecting-country-trump/ Deepstate: FBI Agents Texted About Protecting Country Against Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved January 5, 2018.</ref>
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*Wong, Kristina (December 13, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/13/deepstate-fbi-agents-discussed-protecting-country-trump/ Deepstate: FBI Agents Texted About Protecting Country Against Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved January 5, 2018.
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Mueller's investigation, however, did not find evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia:
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*Re, Gregg (March 24, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/barr-releases-letter-summarizing-muellers-key-findings-after-long-running-russia-probe Mueller report summary released, showing no proof Trump team conspired with Russia]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
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*Pollak, Joel B. (March 24, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/24/special-counsel-no-russia-collusion-despite-multiple-offers/ Special Counsel: No Russia Collusion ‘Despite Multiple Offers’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
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*Chalfant, Morgan; Thomsen, Jacqueline; Beavers, Olivia (March 24, 2019). [https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/435523-mueller-findings-do-not-conclude-trump-committed-crime Mueller finds no Trump-Russia conspiracy in 2016 election]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
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*Phillips, Jack (March 24, 2019). [https://www.theepochtimes.com/mueller-report-summary-published-no-definitive-proof-trump-team-conspired-with-russia_2851239.html Mueller Report Summary Published: No Evidence Trump Campaign Conspired With Russia]. ''The Epoch Times''. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
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*Gurman, Sadie; Viswanatha, Aruna; Tau, Byron (March 24, 2019). [https://www.wsj.com/articles/top-findings-from-muellers-report-to-be-sent-to-congress-within-the-hour-11553454918 Mueller Doesn’t Find Trump Campaign Conspired With Russia]. ''The Wall Street Journal''. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
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*Mordock, Jeff; Dinan, Stephen (March 24, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/24/robert-mueller-clears-donald-trump-russia-probe-wi/ William Barr: Mueller clears Trump in Russia probe]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
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*Yilek, Caitlin (March 24, 2019). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/mueller-clears-trump-no-russia-collusion-no-obstruction-of-justice Mueller clears Trump: No Russia collusion, no obstruction of justice]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
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*Johnson, Kevin; Jansen, Bart; Phillips, Kristine (March 24, 2019). [https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/03/24/mueller-report-conclusions-donald-trump-russia-investigation-barr-deliver-congress/3256025002/ Mueller report: Investigation found no evidence Trump conspired with Russia, leaves obstruction question open]. ''USA Today''. Retrieved March 24, 2019.
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*Lynch, Sarah N. (March 23, 2019). [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia/mueller-report-finds-no-evidence-that-trump-campaign-colluded-with-russia-justice-department-idUSKCN1R504O Mueller report finds no evidence that Trump campaign colluded with Russia: Justice Department]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved March 24, 2019.</ref>
  
 
Left-wing federal courts also blocked many Trump Administration actions, including President Trump's executive orders regarding sanctuary cities and immigration.<ref>Multiple references:
 
Left-wing federal courts also blocked many Trump Administration actions, including President Trump's executive orders regarding sanctuary cities and immigration.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Blackman, Josh (February 12, 2018). [https://www.lawfareblog.com/judicial-resistance On the Judicial Resistance]. ''Lawfare''. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
 
*Blackman, Josh (February 12, 2018). [https://www.lawfareblog.com/judicial-resistance On the Judicial Resistance]. ''Lawfare''. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
 
*Lucas, Fred (February 4, 2019). [https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/02/04/federal-district-judges-have-blocked-trump-actions-30-times-a-record-rate/ Federal District Judges Have Blocked Trump Actions 30 Times, a Record Rate]. ''The Daily Signal''. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
 
*Lucas, Fred (February 4, 2019). [https://www.dailysignal.com/2019/02/04/federal-district-judges-have-blocked-trump-actions-30-times-a-record-rate/ Federal District Judges Have Blocked Trump Actions 30 Times, a Record Rate]. ''The Daily Signal''. Retrieved February 7, 2019.
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*Barbash, Fred; Paul, Deanna (March 19, 2019). [https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/the-real-reason-president-trump-is-constantly-losing-in-court/2019/03/19/f5ffb056-33a8-11e9-af5b-b51b7ff322e9_story.html The real reason the Trump administration is constantly losing in court]. ''The Washington Post''. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
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*Weixel, Nathaniel (March 30, 2019). [https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/436543-trumps-health-overhaul-efforts-hit-legal-roadblocks Trump's health overhaul efforts hit legal roadblocks]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved March 30, 2019.
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*[https://policyintegrity.org/deregulation-roundup Roundup: Trump-Era Deregulation in the Courts]. ''Institute for Policy Integrity''. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
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*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.
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*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.
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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.
 
*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). [http://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.
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*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.
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Statements by Attorney General Barr:
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*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.
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*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.
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*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.
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*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.
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*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.
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*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.
 
*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.
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*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.
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*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.
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*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:
 
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.
 
*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.
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*Dinan, Stephen (November 20, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/20/judge-blocks-trump-asylum-changes-rulings-means-ca/ Judge blocks Trump asylum changes: Caravan can demand protections even after illegal entry]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
 
*Dinan, Stephen (November 20, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/nov/20/judge-blocks-trump-asylum-changes-rulings-means-ca/ Judge blocks Trump asylum changes: Caravan can demand protections even after illegal entry]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
 
*Caldwell, Alicia A.; Pérez, Santiago; Kendall, Brent (November 20, 2018). [https://www.wsj.com/articles/federal-court-bars-u-s-from-enforcing-trumps-asylum-ban-1542702476 Federal Court Bars U.S. From Enforcing Trump’s Asylum Ban]. ''The Wall Street Journal''. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
 
*Caldwell, Alicia A.; Pérez, Santiago; Kendall, Brent (November 20, 2018). [https://www.wsj.com/articles/federal-court-bars-u-s-from-enforcing-trumps-asylum-ban-1542702476 Federal Court Bars U.S. From Enforcing Trump’s Asylum Ban]. ''The Wall Street Journal''. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
*DeMarche, Edmund; Brown, Benjamin (November 20, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/judge-bars-us-from-enforcing-trump-administrations-asylum-ban Judge bars US from enforcing Trump administration’s asylum ban]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved November 21, 2018.</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>
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*DeMarche, Edmund; Brown, Benjamin (November 20, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/judge-bars-us-from-enforcing-trump-administrations-asylum-ban Judge bars US from enforcing Trump administration’s asylum ban]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved November 21, 2018.
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*Horowitz, Daniel (December 6, 2018). [https://www.conservativereview.com/news/judges-are-now-openly-treating-illegal-immigration-as-the-new-civil-rights-movement/ Judges are now openly treating illegal immigration as the new civil rights movement]. ''Conservative Review''. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
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*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.
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*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.
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*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.
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*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===
 
===From radical left-wing activists===
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*Jasper, William F. (November 17, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/30672-indivisible-anti-trump-strategy-obstruct-disrupt-sabotage-delay-defame-accuse-investigate-agitate-impeach ‘Indivisible’ Anti-Trump Strategy: Obstruct. Disrupt. Sabotage. Delay. Defame. Accuse. Investigate. Agitate. Impeach]. ''The New American''. Retrieved November 17, 2018.</ref> Even before being inaugurated, Democrats spoke about [[Impeachment and removal|impeaching and removing]] Trump from the presidency.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (May 17, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/17/in-impeachment-talk-washington-establishment-declares-war-on-trump-voters/ In ‘Impeachment’ Talk, Washington Establishment Declares War on Trump Voters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 20, 2017.</ref> Even some local communities passed resolutions calling for the impeachment of President Trump.<ref>McLaughlin, Seth (May 21, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/21/donald-trump-impeachment-on-local-agendas/ Local communities look for reasons, take up resolutions to impeach Trump]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 21, 2017.</ref> Some Democrats used profane language against Trump, such as the f-word<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Jasper, William F. (November 17, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/30672-indivisible-anti-trump-strategy-obstruct-disrupt-sabotage-delay-defame-accuse-investigate-agitate-impeach ‘Indivisible’ Anti-Trump Strategy: Obstruct. Disrupt. Sabotage. Delay. Defame. Accuse. Investigate. Agitate. Impeach]. ''The New American''. Retrieved November 17, 2018.</ref> Even before being inaugurated, Democrats spoke about [[Impeachment and removal|impeaching and removing]] Trump from the presidency.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (May 17, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/17/in-impeachment-talk-washington-establishment-declares-war-on-trump-voters/ In ‘Impeachment’ Talk, Washington Establishment Declares War on Trump Voters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 20, 2017.</ref> Even some local communities passed resolutions calling for the impeachment of President Trump.<ref>McLaughlin, Seth (May 21, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/21/donald-trump-impeachment-on-local-agendas/ Local communities look for reasons, take up resolutions to impeach Trump]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 21, 2017.</ref> Some Democrats used profane language against Trump, such as the f-word<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Chumley, Cheryl K. (May 22, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/22/donald-trump-lefts-frequent-target-f-bombs/ F-bombing Trump — the left’s new weapon of choice]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
 
*Chumley, Cheryl K. (May 22, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/22/donald-trump-lefts-frequent-target-f-bombs/ F-bombing Trump — the left’s new weapon of choice]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
*Hart, Angela (May 21, 2017). [http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article151843342.html California Democrats flip off Donald Trump]. ''The Sacramento Bee''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
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*Hart, Angela (May 21, 2017). [https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article151843342.html California Democrats flip off Donald Trump]. ''The Sacramento Bee''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
*Nazarian, Adelle (May 21, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/05/21/california-democratic-party-leader-leads-fck-donald-trump-chant-at-convention/ California Democratic Party Leader Leads ‘F*ck Donald Trump’ Chant at Convention]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.</ref> and s-word.<ref>Yilek, Caitlin (June 4, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cnn-host-calls-trump-a-piece-of-s-t-after-london-attack/article/2624900 CNN host calls Trump 'a piece of s--t' after London attack]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved June 5, 2017.</ref> As a testament to the deep opposition and hatred towards him by the left-wing, at least 217 violent protestors were arrested in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day.<ref>Weber, Joseph (January 20, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/20/trump-supporters-protesters-rally-before-sunrise-on-inauguration-day.html Hundreds of protesters arrested in Inauguration Day clashes]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 31, 2017.</ref><ref>Noble, Andrea; McDermott, Ryan M. (January 20, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/20/donald-trump-inauguration-protests-begin-turn-viol/ D.C. police report 217 arrested during Inauguration Day riots]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved March 31, 2017.</ref> Left-wingers [[Left-wing violence in the Trump era|committed or advocated for many other acts of violence]] against President Trump or his supporters.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Nazarian, Adelle (May 21, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/05/21/california-democratic-party-leader-leads-fck-donald-trump-chant-at-convention/ California Democratic Party Leader Leads ‘F*ck Donald Trump’ Chant at Convention]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.</ref> and s-word.<ref>Yilek, Caitlin (June 4, 2017). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/cnn-host-calls-trump-a-piece-of-s-t-after-london-attack/article/2624900 CNN host calls Trump 'a piece of s--t' after London attack]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved June 5, 2017.</ref> As a testament to the deep opposition and hatred towards him by the left-wing, at least 217 violent protestors were arrested in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day.<ref>Weber, Joseph (January 20, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/20/trump-supporters-protesters-rally-before-sunrise-on-inauguration-day.html Hundreds of protesters arrested in Inauguration Day clashes]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 31, 2017.</ref><ref>Noble, Andrea; McDermott, Ryan M. (January 20, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/20/donald-trump-inauguration-protests-begin-turn-viol/ D.C. police report 217 arrested during Inauguration Day riots]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved March 31, 2017.</ref> Left-wingers [[Left-wing violence in the Trump era|committed or advocated for many other acts of violence]] against President Trump or his supporters.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*[https://www.foxnews.com/politics/facebook-live-attack-the-latest-in-string-of-anti-trump-assaults Facebook Live attack the latest in string of anti-Trump assaults]. ''Fox News''. January 5, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
 
*[https://www.foxnews.com/politics/facebook-live-attack-the-latest-in-string-of-anti-trump-assaults Facebook Live attack the latest in string of anti-Trump assaults]. ''Fox News''. January 5, 2017. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
 
*Clark, Alex (June 18, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/18/a-year-of-hate-9-times-the-radicalized-left-engaged-in-violence-in-the-trump-era/ A Year of Hate: 9 Times the Radicalized Left Engaged in Violence in the Trump Era]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
 
*Clark, Alex (June 18, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/18/a-year-of-hate-9-times-the-radicalized-left-engaged-in-violence-in-the-trump-era/ A Year of Hate: 9 Times the Radicalized Left Engaged in Violence in the Trump Era]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
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*Nolte, John (July 5, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2018/07/05/rap-sheet-acts-of-media-approved-violence-and-harassment-against-trump-supporters/ Rap Sheet: ***613** Acts of Media-Approved Violence and Harassment Against Trump Supporters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
 
*Nolte, John (July 5, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2018/07/05/rap-sheet-acts-of-media-approved-violence-and-harassment-against-trump-supporters/ Rap Sheet: ***613** Acts of Media-Approved Violence and Harassment Against Trump Supporters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 24, 2018.
 
*Kirkwood, R. Cort (September 14, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/30072-anti-trump-violence-ramps-up-with-attempted-stabbing Anti-Trump Violence Ramps Up With Attempted Stabbing]. ''The New American''. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
 
*Kirkwood, R. Cort (September 14, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/30072-anti-trump-violence-ramps-up-with-attempted-stabbing Anti-Trump Violence Ramps Up With Attempted Stabbing]. ''The New American''. Retrieved September 14, 2018.
*Nolte, John (March 13, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/13/there-have-been-334-reported-hate-crimes-against-trump-supporters/ There Have Been 334 Reported Hate Crimes Against Trump Supporters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 13, 2019.</ref> It was reported in early February 2017 that 12,000 tweets already had called for Trump's assassination.<ref>[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4189124/More-12-000-tweets-call-Trump-s-assassination.html#ixzz4k0h0zXDl More than 12,000 tweets have called for Trump's assassination since the inauguration]. ''Daily Mail''. Retrieved June 18, 2017.</ref> The mainstream media helped promote such violence,<ref>Harper, Jennifer (June 15, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/15/inside-the-beltway-media-lies-that-radicalized-the/ Expert identifies top media lies ‘that radicalized the violent left’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 17, 2017.</ref> and top Democrat leaders encouraged it.<ref>Kirkwood, R. Cort (October 18, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/30369-anti-gop-violence-escalates-top-democrats-egg-on-the-goons Anti-GOP Violence Escalates, Top Democrats Egg On the Goons]. ''The New American''. Retrieved October 18, 2018.</ref> Many entertainers made jokes about harming President Trump.<ref>[http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/09/21/entertainers-who-have-joked-about-harming-trump.html Entertainers who have joked about harming Trump]. ''Fox News''. September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.</ref> Contrary to left-wing claims, Democrats and the Left were significantly more likely to engage in acts of bigotry or violence related to Trump,<ref>Multiple references:
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*Nolte, John (March 13, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/13/there-have-been-334-reported-hate-crimes-against-trump-supporters/ There Have Been 334 Reported Hate Crimes Against Trump Supporters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 13, 2019.</ref> It was reported in early February 2017 that 12,000 tweets already had called for Trump's assassination.<ref>[https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4189124/More-12-000-tweets-call-Trump-s-assassination.html#ixzz4k0h0zXDl More than 12,000 tweets have called for Trump's assassination since the inauguration]. ''Daily Mail''. Retrieved June 18, 2017.</ref> The mainstream media helped promote such violence,<ref>Harper, Jennifer (June 15, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/15/inside-the-beltway-media-lies-that-radicalized-the/ Expert identifies top media lies ‘that radicalized the violent left’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 17, 2017.</ref> and top Democrat leaders encouraged it.<ref>Kirkwood, R. Cort (October 18, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/30369-anti-gop-violence-escalates-top-democrats-egg-on-the-goons Anti-GOP Violence Escalates, Top Democrats Egg On the Goons]. ''The New American''. Retrieved October 18, 2018.</ref> Many entertainers made jokes about harming President Trump.<ref>[https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/09/21/entertainers-who-have-joked-about-harming-trump.html Entertainers who have joked about harming Trump]. ''Fox News''. September 21, 2018. Retrieved September 21, 2018.</ref> Contrary to left-wing claims, Democrats and the Left were significantly more likely to engage in acts of bigotry or violence related to Trump,<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Kew, Ben (July 21, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/21/study-nearly-half-of-liberals-feel-disdain-for-trump-supporters-conservatives-far-more-tolerant/ Study: Nearly Half of Liberals Feel Disdain for Trump Supporters, Conservatives Far More Tolerant]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
*Kew, Ben (July 21, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/21/study-nearly-half-of-liberals-feel-disdain-for-trump-supporters-conservatives-far-more-tolerant/ Study: Nearly Half of Liberals Feel Disdain for Trump Supporters, Conservatives Far More Tolerant]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 21, 2017.
 
*Munro, Neil (February 19, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/19/study-debunks-claim-trump-voters-more-supportive-violence-democrats/ Study Debunks Claim That Trump Voters More Supportive of Violence than Democrats]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved February 19, 2019.</ref> and they engaged in [[hate crime hoax]]es.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Munro, Neil (February 19, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/02/19/study-debunks-claim-trump-voters-more-supportive-violence-democrats/ Study Debunks Claim That Trump Voters More Supportive of Violence than Democrats]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved February 19, 2019.</ref> and they engaged in [[hate crime hoax]]es.<ref>Multiple references:
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*[https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097020092791934976 Andy Ngo]. ''Twitter''. February 16, 2019. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
 
*[https://twitter.com/MrAndyNgo/status/1097020092791934976 Andy Ngo]. ''Twitter''. February 16, 2019. Retrieved February 18, 2019.
 
*Parke, Caleb (December 27, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/us/hate-crimes-and-hoaxes-10-campus-stories-debunked-in-2017 Hate crimes and hoaxes: 10 campus stories debunked in 2017]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
 
*Parke, Caleb (December 27, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/us/hate-crimes-and-hoaxes-10-campus-stories-debunked-in-2017 Hate crimes and hoaxes: 10 campus stories debunked in 2017]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
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*Gomez, Christian (April 3, 2019). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/print-magazine/item/31834-hate-hoaxes-rise-of-fake-hate-crimes Hate Hoaxes: Rise of Fake “Hate Crimes”]. ''The New American''. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
 
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*Nolte, John (February 19, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/02/19/nolte-jussie-smollett-media-hoax-is-a-hate-crime-against-trump-supporters/ Nolte: Jussie Smollett Media Hoax Is a Hate Crime Against Trump Supporters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved February 20, 2019.</ref>
 
*Nolte, John (February 19, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/02/19/nolte-jussie-smollett-media-hoax-is-a-hate-crime-against-trump-supporters/ Nolte: Jussie Smollett Media Hoax Is a Hate Crime Against Trump Supporters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved February 20, 2019.</ref>
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Democrat attorney generals were extremely active against the Trump Administration,<ref>Multiple references:
 
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.
 
*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). [http://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.</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> In March 2018, Democrat Representative Tom Suozzi suggested taking up arms against President Trump.<ref>Multiple references:
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*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.
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*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:
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*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.
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*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.
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*Betz, Bradford (March 12, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/deutsche-bank-investors-bank-subpoenaed-for-records-relating-to-business-with-trump-report New York Attorney General opens civil investigation into Trump projects: report]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 25, 2019.</ref> In March 2018, Democrat Representative Tom Suozzi suggested taking up arms against President Trump.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Hawkins, Awr (March 19, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2018/03/19/report-democrat-rep-suggests-taking-up-arms-against-president-trump/ Report: Democrat Rep. Suggests Taking Up Arms Against President Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
 
*Hawkins, Awr (March 19, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/2nd-amendment/2018/03/19/report-democrat-rep-suggests-taking-up-arms-against-president-trump/ Report: Democrat Rep. Suggests Taking Up Arms Against President Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
*Pappas, Alex (March 19, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/19/democrat-suggests-second-amendment-remedy-vs-trump.html Democrat suggests 'Second Amendment' remedy vs. Trump]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
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*Pappas, Alex (March 19, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/03/19/democrat-suggests-second-amendment-remedy-vs-trump.html Democrat suggests 'Second Amendment' remedy vs. Trump]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
 
*Manchester, Julia (March 19, 2018). [https://thehill.com/homenews/house/379145-dem-rep-says-trumps-critics-might-resort-to-second-amendment Dem rep says Trump critics might resort to 'Second Amendment']. ''The Hill''. Retrieved March 19, 2018.</ref> By June 2018, the Left was growing increasingly violent and unhinged at the Trump Administration, as well as everything they claimed to be fighting against.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Manchester, Julia (March 19, 2018). [https://thehill.com/homenews/house/379145-dem-rep-says-trumps-critics-might-resort-to-second-amendment Dem rep says Trump critics might resort to 'Second Amendment']. ''The Hill''. Retrieved March 19, 2018.</ref> By June 2018, the Left was growing increasingly violent and unhinged at the Trump Administration, as well as everything they claimed to be fighting against.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Adelmann, Bob (June 26, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29388-the-war-on-trump-from-confrontation-to-harassment-to-violence The War On Trump: From Confrontation to Harassment to … Violence?] ''The New American''. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
 
*Adelmann, Bob (June 26, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29388-the-war-on-trump-from-confrontation-to-harassment-to-violence The War On Trump: From Confrontation to Harassment to … Violence?] ''The New American''. Retrieved June 26, 2018.
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In addition to the above, Senate Democrats unduly delayed Trump's cabinet nominees at historic and unprecedented proportions<ref>Multiple references:
 
In addition to the above, Senate Democrats unduly delayed Trump's cabinet nominees at historic and unprecedented proportions<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Crowe, Jack (June 13, 2017). [https://dailycaller.com/2017/06/13/wapo-fact-checkers-surprised-to-find-trump-claim-correct/ WaPo Fact Checkers Surprised To Find Trump Claim ‘Correct’]. ''The Daily Caller''. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
 
*Crowe, Jack (June 13, 2017). [https://dailycaller.com/2017/06/13/wapo-fact-checkers-surprised-to-find-trump-claim-correct/ WaPo Fact Checkers Surprised To Find Trump Claim ‘Correct’]. ''The Daily Caller''. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
*Singman, Brooke (April 28, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/28/trump-has-his-cabinet-but-lagging-behind-on-other-appointments.html Trump has his Cabinet, but lagging behind on other appointments]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
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*Singman, Brooke (April 28, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/28/trump-has-his-cabinet-but-lagging-behind-on-other-appointments.html Trump has his Cabinet, but lagging behind on other appointments]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
 
*Von Spakovsky, Hans A.; Jipping, Thomas (July 30, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/the-lefts-obstruction-of-qualified-trump-nominees-is-yet-another-front-in-the-war-against-the-president The left's obstruction of qualified Trump nominees is yet another front in the war against the president]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
 
*Von Spakovsky, Hans A.; Jipping, Thomas (July 30, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/the-lefts-obstruction-of-qualified-trump-nominees-is-yet-another-front-in-the-war-against-the-president The left's obstruction of qualified Trump nominees is yet another front in the war against the president]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved November 15, 2018.
 
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*Mordock, Jeff (September 16, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/16/jeff-sessions-or-deep-state-donald-trumps-justice-/ Trump's dilemma: Leave Justice Department control to Sessions and Rosenstein -- or 'deep state']. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved September 17, 2018.</ref> – by February 8, 2017, only [[George Washington]] had fewer cabinet nominees confirmed by this length of time into his presidency.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Mordock, Jeff (September 16, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/sep/16/jeff-sessions-or-deep-state-donald-trumps-justice-/ Trump's dilemma: Leave Justice Department control to Sessions and Rosenstein -- or 'deep state']. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved September 17, 2018.</ref> – by February 8, 2017, only [[George Washington]] had fewer cabinet nominees confirmed by this length of time into his presidency.<ref>Multiple references:
*Singman, Brooke (February 8, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/08/trump-facing-historic-delays-in-confirmation-push.html Trump facing historic delays in confirmation push]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
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*Singman, Brooke (February 8, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/08/trump-facing-historic-delays-in-confirmation-push.html Trump facing historic delays in confirmation push]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
 
*Bluey, Rob (February 13, 2017). [https://www.dailysignal.com/2017/02/13/trump-has-fewest-cabinet-secretaries-confirmed-since-george-washington/ Trump Has Fewest Cabinet Secretaries Confirmed Since George Washington]. ''The Daily Signal''. Retrieved May 3, 2018.</ref> Trump's last cabinet secretary was confirmed on April 27, 2017,<ref>Kellman, Laurie (April 27, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/27/alex-acosta-trumps-secretary-labor-confirmed/ Senate confirms last member of Trump cabinet at 100th day in office nears]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved April 27, 2017.</ref> and Trump's last cabinet-level member assumed office on May 15, 2017.<ref>Moons, Michelle (May 15, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/15/trump-cabinet-complete-swearing-u-s-trade-representative-lighthizer/ President Donald Trump’s Cabinet Complete with Swearing-In of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 16, 2017.</ref>
 
*Bluey, Rob (February 13, 2017). [https://www.dailysignal.com/2017/02/13/trump-has-fewest-cabinet-secretaries-confirmed-since-george-washington/ Trump Has Fewest Cabinet Secretaries Confirmed Since George Washington]. ''The Daily Signal''. Retrieved May 3, 2018.</ref> Trump's last cabinet secretary was confirmed on April 27, 2017,<ref>Kellman, Laurie (April 27, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/27/alex-acosta-trumps-secretary-labor-confirmed/ Senate confirms last member of Trump cabinet at 100th day in office nears]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved April 27, 2017.</ref> and Trump's last cabinet-level member assumed office on May 15, 2017.<ref>Moons, Michelle (May 15, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/15/trump-cabinet-complete-swearing-u-s-trade-representative-lighthizer/ President Donald Trump’s Cabinet Complete with Swearing-In of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 16, 2017.</ref>
  
It was reported in July 2017 that Senate Democrats had filibustered most of Trump's nominees – every filibuster ultimately failed, but they slowed down the confirmation process.<ref>Higgins, Sean (July 9, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/senate-democrats-filibustering-most-trump-nominees/article/2628043 Senate Democrats filibustering most Trump nominees]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 9, 2017.<br>See also:
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It was reported in July 2017 that Senate Democrats had filibustered most of Trump's nominees – every filibuster ultimately failed, but they slowed down the confirmation process.<ref>Higgins, Sean (July 9, 2017). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/senate-democrats-filibustering-most-trump-nominees/article/2628043 Senate Democrats filibustering most Trump nominees]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 9, 2017.<br>See also:
*DeSilver, Drew (June 1, 2017). [http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/06/01/trumps-nominees-have-already-faced-a-large-number-of-cloture-votes/ Trump’s nominees have already faced a large number of cloture votes]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved March 10, 2018.</ref> The result of this was that by July 2017, the Senate had confirmed 23% of Trump's appointments compared to 69% for Obama at the same duration.<ref>Multiple references:
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*DeSilver, Drew (June 1, 2017). [https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/06/01/trumps-nominees-have-already-faced-a-large-number-of-cloture-votes/ Trump’s nominees have already faced a large number of cloture votes]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved March 10, 2018.</ref> The result of this was that by July 2017, the Senate had confirmed 23% of Trump's appointments compared to 69% for Obama at the same duration.<ref>Multiple references:
*Bedard, Paul (July 10, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/senate-stonewall-23-trump-picks-okd-vs-69-of-obamas/article/2628180 Senate stonewall: 23% Trump picks OK'd vs. 69% of Obama's]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
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*Bedard, Paul (July 10, 2017). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/senate-stonewall-23-trump-picks-okd-vs-69-of-obamas/article/2628180 Senate stonewall: 23% Trump picks OK'd vs. 69% of Obama's]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 10, 2017.
*Pappas, Alex (July 10, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/10/white-house-rips-democrats-for-needless-obstruction-on-trump-nominees.html White House rips Democrats for 'needless obstruction' on Trump nominees]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
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*Pappas, Alex (July 10, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/10/white-house-rips-democrats-for-needless-obstruction-on-trump-nominees.html White House rips Democrats for 'needless obstruction' on Trump nominees]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved July 11, 2017.
*Harper, Jennifer (July 10, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/10/inside-the-beltway-obstruction-of-trump-nominees-i/ Just 23 percent have been confirmed: Obstruction of Trump nominees is unprecedented]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 11, 2017.</ref> Even after one year in office, only 58% of President Trump's government nominees had been confirmed (compared with 69% for Obama and 76% for Bush II),<ref>Bedard, Paul (December 28, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/just-58-of-trump-nominees-confirmed-69-for-obama-76-for-bush/article/2644502 Just 58% of Trump nominees confirmed, 69% for Obama, 76% for Bush]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 28, 2017.<br>See also:
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*Harper, Jennifer (July 10, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/10/inside-the-beltway-obstruction-of-trump-nominees-i/ Just 23 percent have been confirmed: Obstruction of Trump nominees is unprecedented]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 11, 2017.</ref> Even after one year in office, only 58% of President Trump's government nominees had been confirmed (compared with 69% for Obama and 76% for Bush II),<ref>Bedard, Paul (December 28, 2017). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/just-58-of-trump-nominees-confirmed-69-for-obama-76-for-bush/article/2644502 Just 58% of Trump nominees confirmed, 69% for Obama, 76% for Bush]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 28, 2017.<br>See also:
*Bedard, Paul (December 19, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/stonewall-43-of-trumps-picks-held-up-in-senate/article/2643903 Stonewall: 43% of Trump's picks held up in Senate]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 19, 2017.</ref> and Democrats had forced 47 cloture votes on Trump's nominees compared to six cloture votes for the four previous administrations combined by that point.<ref>Boyer, Dave (December 26, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/26/donald-trump-slow-fill-administration-posts/ Trump having trouble appointing swamp-drainers]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 26, 2017.</ref> In December 2017, the U.S. Senate, in a clear break from precedent, returned about 100 of Trump's nominations – rather than choosing to continue with those nominations for the following year – while it only did the same for eight of Obama's nominees and two of Bush's after their first years in office.<ref>Restuccia, Andrew; Kim, Seung Min (December 22, 2017). [https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/22/trump-nominees-democrats-block-314775 Democrats block dozens of Trump nominees]. ''Politico''. Retrieved January 4, 2018.</ref> Trump's presidency saw numerous heated confirmation battles.<ref>Shaw, Adam (May 3, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/03/brutal-confirmation-process-threatens-to-turn-off-would-be-trump-picks.html Brutal confirmation process threatens to turn off would-be Trump picks]. ''Fox News''. May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.</ref>
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*Bedard, Paul (December 19, 2017). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/stonewall-43-of-trumps-picks-held-up-in-senate/article/2643903 Stonewall: 43% of Trump's picks held up in Senate]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 19, 2017.</ref> and Democrats had forced 47 cloture votes on Trump's nominees compared to six cloture votes for the four previous administrations combined by that point.<ref>Boyer, Dave (December 26, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/26/donald-trump-slow-fill-administration-posts/ Trump having trouble appointing swamp-drainers]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 26, 2017.</ref> In December 2017, the U.S. Senate, in a clear break from precedent, returned about 100 of Trump's nominations – rather than choosing to continue with those nominations for the following year – while it only did the same for eight of Obama's nominees and two of Bush's after their first years in office.<ref>Restuccia, Andrew; Kim, Seung Min (December 22, 2017). [https://www.politico.com/story/2017/12/22/trump-nominees-democrats-block-314775 Democrats block dozens of Trump nominees]. ''Politico''. Retrieved January 4, 2018.</ref> Trump's presidency saw numerous heated confirmation battles.<ref>Shaw, Adam (May 3, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/03/brutal-confirmation-process-threatens-to-turn-off-would-be-trump-picks.html Brutal confirmation process threatens to turn off would-be Trump picks]. ''Fox News''. May 3, 2018. Retrieved May 3, 2018.</ref>
  
 
Democrats delayed the confirmations of President Trump's judicial nominees,<ref>Multiple references:
 
Democrats delayed the confirmations of President Trump's judicial nominees,<ref>Multiple references:
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*Hillyer, Quin (November 30, 2018). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/four-republicans-aim-at-trump-hit-their-country-instead Four Republicans aim at Trump, hit their country instead]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
 
*Hillyer, Quin (November 30, 2018). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/four-republicans-aim-at-trump-hit-their-country-instead Four Republicans aim at Trump, hit their country instead]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
 
*Dinan, Stephen (March 14, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/14/gop-senators-abandon-trump-wall-fight/ GOP senators abandon Trump in border wall fight]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
 
*Dinan, Stephen (March 14, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/mar/14/gop-senators-abandon-trump-wall-fight/ GOP senators abandon Trump in border wall fight]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
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*Bolton, Alexander (March 14, 2019). [https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/434112-12-republican-senators-defy-trump-on-emergency-declaration 12 Republican senators defy Trump on emergency declaration ]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
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*Moran, Sean (March 14, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/14/twelve-senate-republicans-voted-for-ending-trumps-national-emergency/ Twelve Senate Republicans Voted for Ending Trump’s National Emergency]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
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*Kirk, Charlie (March 16, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/16/charlie-kirk-why-is-trump-having-to-fight-alone/ Charlie Kirk: Why Is Trump Having to Fight Alone?] ''Breitbart News''. March 17, 2019.
 
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*Joondeph, Brian C. (March 13, 2019). [https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/donald-trump-is-a-strong-commander-but-where-is-his-army Donald Trump is a strong commander, but where is his army?] ''LifeSiteNews''. Retrieved March 13, 2019.</ref>
 
*Joondeph, Brian C. (March 13, 2019). [https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/donald-trump-is-a-strong-commander-but-where-is-his-army Donald Trump is a strong commander, but where is his army?] ''LifeSiteNews''. Retrieved March 13, 2019.</ref>
  
By the [[first 100 days]] of his presidency, congressional Democrats had already (unsuccessfully) filibustered Trump's supreme court nomination, instituted one of the longest and most extreme delays in cabinet confirmations in U.S. history, and initiated an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and [[Russia]].<ref>McLaughlin, Seth (April 27, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/27/democrats-mark-100-days-of-resistance/ Democrats seeking revenge prepare to mark 100 days of ‘resistance’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> According to Pew Research Center in July 2018, Facebook rants by Democrats expressing opposition, such as to Trump, increased by 450% after the 2016 election.<ref>Bedard, Paul (July 18, 2018). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/facebook-attacks-on-trump-by-democrats-up-450 Facebook attacks on Trump by Democrats up 450%]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 18, 2018.</ref><ref>[http://www.people-press.org/2018/07/18/taking-sides-on-facebook-how-congressional-outreach-changed-under-president-trump/ Taking Sides on Facebook: How Congressional Outreach Changed Under President Trump]. ''Pew Research Center''. July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2018.</ref>
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By the [[first 100 days]] of his presidency, congressional Democrats had already (unsuccessfully) filibustered Trump's supreme court nomination, instituted one of the longest and most extreme delays in cabinet confirmations in U.S. history, and initiated an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and [[Russia]].<ref>McLaughlin, Seth (April 27, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/27/democrats-mark-100-days-of-resistance/ Democrats seeking revenge prepare to mark 100 days of ‘resistance’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> According to Pew Research Center in July 2018, Facebook rants by Democrats expressing opposition, such as to Trump, increased by 450% after the 2016 election.<ref>Bedard, Paul (July 18, 2018). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/washington-secrets/facebook-attacks-on-trump-by-democrats-up-450 Facebook attacks on Trump by Democrats up 450%]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved July 18, 2018.</ref><ref>[https://www.people-press.org/2018/07/18/taking-sides-on-facebook-how-congressional-outreach-changed-under-president-trump/ Taking Sides on Facebook: How Congressional Outreach Changed Under President Trump]. ''Pew Research Center''. July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2018.</ref>
  
 
===From the media===
 
===From the media===
 
{{See also|Mainstream media and Donald Trump}}
 
{{See also|Mainstream media and Donald Trump}}
As in the 2016 presidential election, the [[mainstream media]] strongly opposed Trump and wrote him off as a failure early in his presidency, despite his numerous accomplishments by that time.<ref>Kurtz, Howard (April 3, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/03/media-score-triple-bogey-presidency-but-trump-is-just-getting-started.html Media score a triple-bogey presidency, but Trump is just getting started]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved April 3, 2017.</ref><ref name="89%negative"/> They consistently misrepresented him and his accomplishments,<ref>Miller, S.A. (April 30, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/30/president-trump-criticizes-dishonest-press-in-100t/ President Trump criticizes ‘dishonest’ press in 100th-day interview]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> and they frequently attacked the president and his supporters.<ref>Multiple references:
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As in the 2016 presidential election, the [[mainstream media]] strongly opposed Trump and wrote him off as a failure early in his presidency, despite his numerous accomplishments by that time.<ref>Kurtz, Howard (April 3, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/04/03/media-score-triple-bogey-presidency-but-trump-is-just-getting-started.html Media score a triple-bogey presidency, but Trump is just getting started]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved April 3, 2017.</ref><ref name="89%negative"/> They consistently misrepresented him and his accomplishments,<ref>Miller, S.A. (April 30, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/30/president-trump-criticizes-dishonest-press-in-100t/ President Trump criticizes ‘dishonest’ press in 100th-day interview]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> and they frequently attacked the president and his supporters.<ref>Multiple references:
*Gainor, Dan (August 5, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/08/05/dan-gainor-insults-never-stop-anti-trump-media-just-can-t-help-themselves.html Dan Gainor: The insults, they never stop! Anti-Trump media just can’t help themselves]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
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*Gainor, Dan (August 5, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2018/08/05/dan-gainor-insults-never-stop-anti-trump-media-just-can-t-help-themselves.html Dan Gainor: The insults, they never stop! Anti-Trump media just can’t help themselves]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
 
*Kirkwood, R. Cort (August 5, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29693-acosta-media-push-trump-derangement-syndrome Acosta, Media Push Trump Derangement Syndrome]. ''The New American''. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
 
*Kirkwood, R. Cort (August 5, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29693-acosta-media-push-trump-derangement-syndrome Acosta, Media Push Trump Derangement Syndrome]. ''The New American''. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
 
*Kirkwood, R. Cort (August 5, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29691-trump-derangement-syndrome-intensifies-among-anti-trump-left Trump Derangement Syndrome Intensifies Among Anti-Trump Left]. ''The New American''. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
 
*Kirkwood, R. Cort (August 5, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29691-trump-derangement-syndrome-intensifies-among-anti-trump-left Trump Derangement Syndrome Intensifies Among Anti-Trump Left]. ''The New American''. Retrieved August 5, 2018.
*Gainor, Dan (January 20, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/top-7-media-attacks-on-trump-as-he-marks-two-years-in-office Trump's been in office two years -- These are the seven top media attacks since his presidency began]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved January 20, 2019.</ref> The mainstream media's bias against Trump promoted hatred, bigotry, and even violence against the administration.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Gainor, Dan (January 20, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/top-7-media-attacks-on-trump-as-he-marks-two-years-in-office Trump's been in office two years -- These are the seven top media attacks since his presidency began]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
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*Philipp, Joshua (May 7, 2019). [https://www.theepochtimes.com/how-legacy-news-outlets-and-political-actors-maintain-their-illusion-of-chaos_2910751.html How Legacy News Outlets and Political Actors Maintain Their Illusion of Chaos]. ''The Epoch Times''. Retrieved May 7, 2019.</ref> The mainstream media's bias against Trump promoted hatred, bigotry, and even violence against the administration.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Nolte, John (August 3, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/08/03/nolte-establishment-media-normalize-racism-and-hate/ Nolte: Establishment Media Normalize Racism and Hate]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
 
*Nolte, John (August 3, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/08/03/nolte-establishment-media-normalize-racism-and-hate/ Nolte: Establishment Media Normalize Racism and Hate]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 3, 2018.
 
*Nolte, John (August 6, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/08/06/nolte-heres-proof-the-establishment-media-encourage-violence-against-trump-supporters/ Nolte: Here’s Proof the Establishment Media Encourage Violence Against Trump Supporters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
 
*Nolte, John (August 6, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/08/06/nolte-heres-proof-the-establishment-media-encourage-violence-against-trump-supporters/ Nolte: Here’s Proof the Establishment Media Encourage Violence Against Trump Supporters]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
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*Shaw, Adam (May 19, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/05/19/study-93-percent-cnn-nbcs-trump-coverage-negative/ Study: Media Coverage of Trump’s First 100 Days Set ‘New Standard For Negativity’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 19, 2017.</ref> According to the Pew Research Center, in October 2017, the media was three times more negative and eight times less positive toward Trump than it was to Obama, and the media was also significantly more biased against Trump compared to presidents Clinton and Bush II.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Shaw, Adam (May 19, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/05/19/study-93-percent-cnn-nbcs-trump-coverage-negative/ Study: Media Coverage of Trump’s First 100 Days Set ‘New Standard For Negativity’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 19, 2017.</ref> According to the Pew Research Center, in October 2017, the media was three times more negative and eight times less positive toward Trump than it was to Obama, and the media was also significantly more biased against Trump compared to presidents Clinton and Bush II.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Mitchell, Amy; Gottfried, Jeffrey; Stocking, Galen; Matsa, Katerina Eva; Grieco, Elizabeth (October 2, 2017). [http://www.journalism.org/2017/10/02/a-comparison-to-early-coverage-of-past-administrations/ 3. A comparison to early coverage of past administrations]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
 
*Mitchell, Amy; Gottfried, Jeffrey; Stocking, Galen; Matsa, Katerina Eva; Grieco, Elizabeth (October 2, 2017). [http://www.journalism.org/2017/10/02/a-comparison-to-early-coverage-of-past-administrations/ 3. A comparison to early coverage of past administrations]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
*Bedard, Paul (December 27, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-trump-media-three-times-more-negative-than-for-obama-just-5-percent-positive/article/2644448 Pew: Trump media three times more negative than for Obama, just 5 percent positive]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
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*Bedard, Paul (December 27, 2017). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-trump-media-three-times-more-negative-than-for-obama-just-5-percent-positive/article/2644448 Pew: Trump media three times more negative than for Obama, just 5 percent positive]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 27, 2017.
 
*Moran, Sean (December 28, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/28/2017-data-media-three-times-negative-towards-trump-obama/ 2017 Data: Media over Three Times More Negative Towards Trump Than Obama]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
 
*Moran, Sean (December 28, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/28/2017-data-media-three-times-negative-towards-trump-obama/ 2017 Data: Media over Three Times More Negative Towards Trump Than Obama]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 28, 2017.
 
*Kurtzleben, Danielle (October 2, 2017). [https://www.npr.org/2017/10/02/555092743/study-news-coverage-of-trump-more-negative-than-for-other-presidents Study: News Coverage Of Trump More Negative Than For Other Presidents]. ''NPR''. Retrieved December 1, 2018.</ref> The [[Media Research Center]] found that 90% of coverage on President Trump on the evening news of ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2017 was negative and biased against him,<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Kurtzleben, Danielle (October 2, 2017). [https://www.npr.org/2017/10/02/555092743/study-news-coverage-of-trump-more-negative-than-for-other-presidents Study: News Coverage Of Trump More Negative Than For Other Presidents]. ''NPR''. Retrieved December 1, 2018.</ref> The [[Media Research Center]] found that 90% of coverage on President Trump on the evening news of ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2017 was negative and biased against him,<ref>Multiple references:
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The American public had the same perception of media bias against the president – a June 2017 Rasmussen poll found that 50% of Americans believed the media was biased against President Trump and that 4% believed the opposite.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (June 22, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/22/just-4-percent-of-americans-say-the-news-media-fav/ Just 4 percent of Americans say the news media favors Trump: poll]. ''The Washington Times.</ref> According to a 2017 Poynter Media Trust Survey, 44% of Americans believe the media creates "[[fake news]]" stories against Trump to make him look bad.<ref>Richardson, Bradford (December 28, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/28/fake-news-half-all-americans-believe-media-make-an/ ‘Fake News’: Half of all Americans believe the media make up anti-Trump stories]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 29, 2017.</ref> According to a Pew Research Center poll released in January 2018, the U.S. mainstream media was perceived by Americans as significantly more biased against President Trump than the media in other countries is against their own leaders.<ref>Multiple references:
 
The American public had the same perception of media bias against the president – a June 2017 Rasmussen poll found that 50% of Americans believed the media was biased against President Trump and that 4% believed the opposite.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (June 22, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/22/just-4-percent-of-americans-say-the-news-media-fav/ Just 4 percent of Americans say the news media favors Trump: poll]. ''The Washington Times.</ref> According to a 2017 Poynter Media Trust Survey, 44% of Americans believe the media creates "[[fake news]]" stories against Trump to make him look bad.<ref>Richardson, Bradford (December 28, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/dec/28/fake-news-half-all-americans-believe-media-make-an/ ‘Fake News’: Half of all Americans believe the media make up anti-Trump stories]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 29, 2017.</ref> According to a Pew Research Center poll released in January 2018, the U.S. mainstream media was perceived by Americans as significantly more biased against President Trump than the media in other countries is against their own leaders.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Mitchell, Amy; Simmons, Katie; Matsa, Katerina Eva; Silver, Laura (January 11, 2018). [http://www.pewglobal.org/2018/01/11/publics-globally-want-unbiased-news-coverage-but-are-divided-on-whether-their-news-media-deliver/ Publics Globally Want Unbiased News Coverage, but Are Divided on Whether Their News Media Deliver]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
 
*Mitchell, Amy; Simmons, Katie; Matsa, Katerina Eva; Silver, Laura (January 11, 2018). [http://www.pewglobal.org/2018/01/11/publics-globally-want-unbiased-news-coverage-but-are-divided-on-whether-their-news-media-deliver/ Publics Globally Want Unbiased News Coverage, but Are Divided on Whether Their News Media Deliver]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved January 11, 2018.
*Bedard, Paul (January 11, 2018). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-us-media-bias-ranks-worst-in-the-world/article/2645644 Pew: US media bias ranks worst in the world]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved January 11, 2018.</ref> Even former president [[Jimmy Carter]], a liberal Democrat, stated that the media was more biased against Trump than any other president he knew about.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Bedard, Paul (January 11, 2018). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-us-media-bias-ranks-worst-in-the-world/article/2645644 Pew: US media bias ranks worst in the world]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved January 11, 2018.</ref> Even former president [[Jimmy Carter]], a liberal Democrat, stated that the media was more biased against Trump than any other president he knew about.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Rodriguez, Katherine (October 22, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/10/22/jimmy-carter-media-harder-trump-presidents/ Jimmy Carter: ‘Media Have Been Harder on Trump’ More than Other Presidents]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
 
*Rodriguez, Katherine (October 22, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/10/22/jimmy-carter-media-harder-trump-presidents/ Jimmy Carter: ‘Media Have Been Harder on Trump’ More than Other Presidents]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 22, 2017.
*[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/22/jimmy-carter-media-tougher-on-trump-than-any-other-president-in-memory.html Jimmy Carter: Media tougher on Trump than any other president in memory]. ''Fox News''. October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.</ref>
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*[https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/22/jimmy-carter-media-tougher-on-trump-than-any-other-president-in-memory.html Jimmy Carter: Media tougher on Trump than any other president in memory]. ''Fox News''. October 22, 2017. Retrieved October 22, 2017.</ref>
  
 
The mainstream media promoted [[fake news]] against President Trump,<ref>Multiple references:
 
The mainstream media promoted [[fake news]] against President Trump,<ref>Multiple references:
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*Persons, Sally (June 27, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/27/donald-trump-slams-media-after-cnn-retraction/ Trump slams media after CNN retraction]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> with notable examples including an unverified dossier by [[BuzzFeed]],<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Persons, Sally (June 27, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/27/donald-trump-slams-media-after-cnn-retraction/ Trump slams media after CNN retraction]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> with notable examples including an unverified dossier by [[BuzzFeed]],<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Scarborough, Rowan (April 25, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/25/christopher-steele-admits-dossier-charge-unverifie/ Ex-spy admits anti-Trump dossier unverified, blames Buzzfeed for publishing]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
 
*Scarborough, Rowan (April 25, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/25/christopher-steele-admits-dossier-charge-unverifie/ Ex-spy admits anti-Trump dossier unverified, blames Buzzfeed for publishing]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
*Henderson, Barney; Lawler, David; Burke, Louise (January 12, 2017). [http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/11/donald-trump-kremlin-blast-fabricated-report-russian-ties-asfbi/ Donald Trump attacks alleged Russian dossier as 'fake news' and slams Buzzfeed and CNN at press conference]. ''The Telegraph''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
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*Henderson, Barney; Lawler, David; Burke, Louise (January 12, 2017). [https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/11/donald-trump-kremlin-blast-fabricated-report-russian-ties-asfbi/ Donald Trump attacks alleged Russian dossier as 'fake news' and slams Buzzfeed and CNN at press conference]. ''The Telegraph''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
 
*[https://www.breitbart.com/news/media-firestorm-over-trump-russia-dossier/ Media firestorm over Trump-Russia dossier]. ''Breitbart News''. January 11, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
 
*[https://www.breitbart.com/news/media-firestorm-over-trump-russia-dossier/ Media firestorm over Trump-Russia dossier]. ''Breitbart News''. January 11, 2017. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
 
*Boyle, Matthew (January 24, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/24/ex-buzzfeed-reporter-buzzfeed-cnn-fake-news-reports-trump-russia-not-made-decision-run/ Exclusive — Ex-BuzzFeed Reporter on BuzzFeed, CNN Fake News Dossier on Trump, Russia: ‘I Would Not Have Made That Decision to Run That’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> two stories by the ''The New York Times''<ref>Scarborough, Rowan (June 8, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/8/james-comey-debunks-new-york-times-story-fueled-un/ James Comey debunks New York Times story that fueled unproven Trump-Russia collusion]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 9, 2017.</ref> and CNN,<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (June 7, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/06/07/james-comey-testimony-proves-trump-right-cnn-wrong/ James Comey Testimony Proves Trump Right, CNN Wrong]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 9, 2017.</ref> respectively, debunked by former FBI Director [[James Comey]], and an eventually-retracted [[CNN]] article that attacked Trump and his allies over a Russia fund<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Boyle, Matthew (January 24, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/01/24/ex-buzzfeed-reporter-buzzfeed-cnn-fake-news-reports-trump-russia-not-made-decision-run/ Exclusive — Ex-BuzzFeed Reporter on BuzzFeed, CNN Fake News Dossier on Trump, Russia: ‘I Would Not Have Made That Decision to Run That’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> two stories by the ''The New York Times''<ref>Scarborough, Rowan (June 8, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/8/james-comey-debunks-new-york-times-story-fueled-un/ James Comey debunks New York Times story that fueled unproven Trump-Russia collusion]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 9, 2017.</ref> and CNN,<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (June 7, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/06/07/james-comey-testimony-proves-trump-right-cnn-wrong/ James Comey Testimony Proves Trump Right, CNN Wrong]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 9, 2017.</ref> respectively, debunked by former FBI Director [[James Comey]], and an eventually-retracted [[CNN]] article that attacked Trump and his allies over a Russia fund<ref>Multiple references:
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*Spiering, Charlie (June 27, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/27/fake-news-donald-trump-questions-cnns-phony-stories/ ‘FAKE NEWS!’ — Donald Trump Challenges CNN for ‘Phony Stories’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> that was motivated by ratings<ref>Richardson, Valerie (June 27, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/27/donald-trump-charges-fake-news-after-cnn-producer-/ Trump charges ‘fake news’ after CNN producer admits ‘bulls–’ Russia story is about ‘ratings’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> and caused three CNN employees to resign.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Spiering, Charlie (June 27, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/27/fake-news-donald-trump-questions-cnns-phony-stories/ ‘FAKE NEWS!’ — Donald Trump Challenges CNN for ‘Phony Stories’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> that was motivated by ratings<ref>Richardson, Valerie (June 27, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/27/donald-trump-charges-fake-news-after-cnn-producer-/ Trump charges ‘fake news’ after CNN producer admits ‘bulls–’ Russia story is about ‘ratings’]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> and caused three CNN employees to resign.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Boyle, Matthew (June 26, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/06/26/three-employees-resign-from-cnn-amid-very-fake-news-scandal/ Three Employees Resign from CNN Amid Very Fake News Scandal]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
 
*Boyle, Matthew (June 26, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/06/26/three-employees-resign-from-cnn-amid-very-fake-news-scandal/ Three Employees Resign from CNN Amid Very Fake News Scandal]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.
*Adams, Becket (June 26, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/three-cnn-staffers-quit-over-retracted-story/article/2627155 Three CNN staffers quit over retracted story]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> President Trump and his policies caused the health of many members of the mainstream media to decline.<ref>Scarry, Eddie (September 22, 2017). [http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/media-on-the-brink-of-a-nervous-breakdown/article/2635193 The media are on the brink of a nervous breakdown]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved September 22, 2017.</ref> The media tried to attribute some of Trump's achievements, such as the growing economy, to Obama,<ref>Multiple references:
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*Adams, Becket (June 26, 2017). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/three-cnn-staffers-quit-over-retracted-story/article/2627155 Three CNN staffers quit over retracted story]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved June 27, 2017.</ref> President Trump and his policies caused the health of many members of the mainstream media to decline.<ref>Scarry, Eddie (September 22, 2017). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/media-on-the-brink-of-a-nervous-breakdown/article/2635193 The media are on the brink of a nervous breakdown]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved September 22, 2017.</ref> The media tried to attribute some of Trump's achievements, such as the growing economy, to Obama,<ref>Multiple references:
 
*[https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/economic-boom-trump-obama-policies/ Economic Boom: Media Rewrite History To Credit Obama Instead Of Trump]. ''Investor's Business Daily''. August 10, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
 
*[https://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/economic-boom-trump-obama-policies/ Economic Boom: Media Rewrite History To Credit Obama Instead Of Trump]. ''Investor's Business Daily''. August 10, 2018. Retrieved August 27, 2018.
 
*Harper, Jennifer (August 14, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/14/mainstream-media-tries-to-rewrite-history-to-credi/ Mainstream media tries to 'rewrite history' to credit Obama for Trump accomplishments]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 27, 2018.</ref> and it refused to give President Trump credit.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Harper, Jennifer (August 14, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/14/mainstream-media-tries-to-rewrite-history-to-credi/ Mainstream media tries to 'rewrite history' to credit Obama for Trump accomplishments]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved August 27, 2018.</ref> and it refused to give President Trump credit.<ref>Multiple references:
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*Seymour, Julia A. (March 5, 2019). [https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/julia-seymour/2019/03/05/minority-report-nets-hide-record-low-unemployment-blacks Minority Report: Nets Hide Record Low Unemployment for Blacks, Hispanics]. ''NewsBusters''. Retrieved March 5, 2019.</ref>
 
*Seymour, Julia A. (March 5, 2019). [https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/business/julia-seymour/2019/03/05/minority-report-nets-hide-record-low-unemployment-blacks Minority Report: Nets Hide Record Low Unemployment for Blacks, Hispanics]. ''NewsBusters''. Retrieved March 5, 2019.</ref>
  
In May and June 2018, the mainstream media exhibited blatant and even embarrassing bias against the Trump Administration when covering a certain illegal immigration-related incident,<ref>Nolte, John (June 25, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/06/25/nolte-border-separation-hoax-delivers-disastrous-week-for-establishment-media/ Nolte: Border Hysteria Delivers Disastrous Week for Establishment Media]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 25, 2018.</ref> and it fabricated a non-existent "border crisis" in order to hurt President Trump and promote left-wing values.<ref>Nolte, John (June 23, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/06/23/six-reasons-establishment-media-fabricated-border-crisis/ Nolte: Six Reasons Establishment Media Fabricated a ‘Border Crisis’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 23, 2018.</ref><ref>Wegmann, Philip (June 22, 2018). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/those-heart-rending-stories-at-the-border-keep-falling-apart Those heart-rending stories at the border keep falling apart]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved June 22, 2018.</ref> Although the media pressured President Trump to end the policy of separating illegal alien parents from their children (which had been occurring since before 2001<ref>Binder, John (June 21, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/21/court-records-feds-have-separated-illegal-alien-families-since-before-2001/ Court Records: Feds Have Separated Illegal Alien Families Since Before 2001]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.</ref>), when Trump actually did this, they sided with Democrats and left-wing activists by going further and explicitly demanding [[open borders]] policies.<ref>Multiple references:
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In May and June 2018, the mainstream media exhibited blatant and even embarrassing bias against the Trump Administration when covering a certain illegal immigration-related incident,<ref>Nolte, John (June 25, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/06/25/nolte-border-separation-hoax-delivers-disastrous-week-for-establishment-media/ Nolte: Border Hysteria Delivers Disastrous Week for Establishment Media]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 25, 2018.</ref> and it fabricated a non-existent "border crisis" – they did not refer to massive illegal migration levels when using the word "crisis" – in order to hurt President Trump and promote left-wing values.<ref>Nolte, John (June 23, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/06/23/six-reasons-establishment-media-fabricated-border-crisis/ Nolte: Six Reasons Establishment Media Fabricated a ‘Border Crisis’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 23, 2018.</ref><ref>Wegmann, Philip (June 22, 2018). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/those-heart-rending-stories-at-the-border-keep-falling-apart Those heart-rending stories at the border keep falling apart]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved June 22, 2018.</ref> Although the media pressured President Trump to end the policy of separating illegal alien parents from their children (which had been occurring since before 2001<ref>Binder, John (June 21, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/06/21/court-records-feds-have-separated-illegal-alien-families-since-before-2001/ Court Records: Feds Have Separated Illegal Alien Families Since Before 2001]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.</ref>), when Trump actually did this, they sided with Democrats and left-wing activists by going further and explicitly demanding [[open borders]] policies.<ref>Multiple references:
*Shaw, Adam (June 21, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/21/trump-immigration-order-met-with-shrugs-and-new-demands-from-dems-this-isnt-over.html Trump immigration order met with shrugs and new demands from Dems: 'This isn't over']. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
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*Shaw, Adam (June 21, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/21/trump-immigration-order-met-with-shrugs-and-new-demands-from-dems-this-isnt-over.html Trump immigration order met with shrugs and new demands from Dems: 'This isn't over']. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
*Flood, Brian (June 21, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/06/21/anti-trump-media-moves-goal-posts-after-executive-order-in-shameful-display-bias.html Anti-Trump media moves goal posts after executive order in 'shameful' display of bias]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
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*Flood, Brian (June 21, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2018/06/21/anti-trump-media-moves-goal-posts-after-executive-order-in-shameful-display-bias.html Anti-Trump media moves goal posts after executive order in 'shameful' display of bias]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
*Dinan, Stephen; Boyer, Dave (July 1, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/1/immigration-activists-condemn-ice-family-detention/ After Trump yields on family separation, immigration activists demand end to detentions, ICE]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 2, 2018.</ref>
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*Dinan, Stephen; Boyer, Dave (July 1, 2018). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/jul/1/immigration-activists-condemn-ice-family-detention/ After Trump yields on family separation, immigration activists demand end to detentions, ICE]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved July 2, 2018.</ref> The media refused to admit that mass levels of illegal immigration were a crisis.<ref>Gainor, Dan (March 27, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/press-was-wrong-on-mueller-just-like-it-was-wrong-on-the-border Dan Gainor: Press was wrong on Mueller, just like it was wrong on the border]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved March 27, 2019.</ref>
  
 
In August 2018, over 300 mainstream media outlets [[Collusion|colluded]] to run op-eds on the same day to attack President Trump for not accepting [[Liberal bias|their left-wing bias]] against him.<ref>Multiple references:
 
In August 2018, over 300 mainstream media outlets [[Collusion|colluded]] to run op-eds on the same day to attack President Trump for not accepting [[Liberal bias|their left-wing bias]] against him.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Nolte, John (August 13, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/08/13/nolte-128-establishment-news-outlets-coordinate-attack-on-trump/ Nolte: 128 Establishment News Outlets Coordinate Attack on Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
 
*Nolte, John (August 13, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2018/08/13/nolte-128-establishment-news-outlets-coordinate-attack-on-trump/ Nolte: 128 Establishment News Outlets Coordinate Attack on Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
 
*Duke, Selwyn (August 14, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/29781-media-collusion-100-plus-papers-agree-to-simultaneously-run-anti-trump-editorials Media Collusion: 100-plus Papers Agree to Simultaneously Run Anti-Trump Editorials]. ''The New American''. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
 
*Duke, Selwyn (August 14, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/29781-media-collusion-100-plus-papers-agree-to-simultaneously-run-anti-trump-editorials Media Collusion: 100-plus Papers Agree to Simultaneously Run Anti-Trump Editorials]. ''The New American''. Retrieved August 14, 2018.
*Singman, Brooke (August 16, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/16/trump-slams-opposition-party-media-as-hundreds-newspapers-run-editorials-against-him.html Trump accuses The Boston Globe of ‘COLLUSION’ with other papers as hundreds run editorials against him]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
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*Singman, Brooke (August 16, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/16/trump-slams-opposition-party-media-as-hundreds-newspapers-run-editorials-against-him.html Trump accuses The Boston Globe of ‘COLLUSION’ with other papers as hundreds run editorials against him]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
 
*Kirkwood, R. Cort (August 17, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29806-newspapers-throw-tantrum-trump-responds Newspapers Throw Tantrum; Trump Responds]. ''The New American''. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
 
*Kirkwood, R. Cort (August 17, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/29806-newspapers-throw-tantrum-trump-responds Newspapers Throw Tantrum; Trump Responds]. ''The New American''. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
 
See also:
 
See also:
*Flood, Brian (August 15, 2018). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/15/coordinated-anti-trump-editorials-sure-to-backfire-critic-warns.html Coordinated anti-Trump editorials 'sure to backfire,' critic warns]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 15, 2018.</ref> Media coverage leading up to the midterm election was largely negative.<ref>Jasper, William F. (November 30, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/print-magazine/item/30738-midterms-how-much-did-the-partisan-fake-news-tech-giants-aid-democrats Midterms: How Much Did the Partisan Fake News & Tech Giants Aid Democrats?] ''The New American''. Retrieved December 1, 2018.</ref>
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*Flood, Brian (August 15, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/08/15/coordinated-anti-trump-editorials-sure-to-backfire-critic-warns.html Coordinated anti-Trump editorials 'sure to backfire,' critic warns]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved August 15, 2018.</ref> Media coverage leading up to the midterm election was largely negative.<ref>Jasper, William F. (November 30, 2018). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/print-magazine/item/30738-midterms-how-much-did-the-partisan-fake-news-tech-giants-aid-democrats Midterms: How Much Did the Partisan Fake News & Tech Giants Aid Democrats?] ''The New American''. Retrieved December 1, 2018.</ref>
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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>
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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:
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*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.
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*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.
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*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>
  
 
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*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>
 
*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.
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[[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===
 
===Setbacks for the Left===
 
{{See also|Donald Trump achievements}}
 
{{See also|Donald Trump achievements}}
 
According to a poll taken around the 100th day of Trump's presidency, only 11% of Democrats believed that their party's opposition to Trump had yielded successful results for them.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (April 30, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/30/inside-the-beltway-democrats-question-opposition/ Inside the Beltway: Only 11% of Democratic voters say opposition to White House is a success]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> A July 2017 poll found that 52% of Americans thought the Democrats only stood against Trump, rather than something more, with 37% thinking the latter.<ref>Kew, Ben (July 17, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/17/poll-over-half-americans-think-democratic-party-stands-for-nothing-but-opposing-trump/ Poll: Over Half Americans Think Democratic Party Stands for Nothing but Opposing Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 18, 2017.</ref> The Democrats' poor performance in the special congressional elections held in the first half of 2017 illustrated their weakness and unsuccess in challenging President Trump.<ref name="DemocratLoss">
 
According to a poll taken around the 100th day of Trump's presidency, only 11% of Democrats believed that their party's opposition to Trump had yielded successful results for them.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (April 30, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/apr/30/inside-the-beltway-democrats-question-opposition/ Inside the Beltway: Only 11% of Democratic voters say opposition to White House is a success]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 4, 2017.</ref> A July 2017 poll found that 52% of Americans thought the Democrats only stood against Trump, rather than something more, with 37% thinking the latter.<ref>Kew, Ben (July 17, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/07/17/poll-over-half-americans-think-democratic-party-stands-for-nothing-but-opposing-trump/ Poll: Over Half Americans Think Democratic Party Stands for Nothing but Opposing Trump]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved July 18, 2017.</ref> The Democrats' poor performance in the special congressional elections held in the first half of 2017 illustrated their weakness and unsuccess in challenging President Trump.<ref name="DemocratLoss">
*Weber, Joseph (June 21, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/21/dems-acknowledge-anti-trump-message-falling-short-after-georgia-loss.html Dems acknowledge anti-Trump message falling short after Georgia loss]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
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*Weber, Joseph (June 21, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/06/21/dems-acknowledge-anti-trump-message-falling-short-after-georgia-loss.html Dems acknowledge anti-Trump message falling short after Georgia loss]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
 
*McLaughlin, Seth (June 21, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/21/jon-ossoffs-defeat-puts-democrats-at-loss/ Democrats at a loss for explanation after another special-election defeat]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
 
*McLaughlin, Seth (June 21, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/21/jon-ossoffs-defeat-puts-democrats-at-loss/ Democrats at a loss for explanation after another special-election defeat]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
 
*Lillis, Mike (June 21, 2017). [https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/338891-dems-point-fingers-after-crushing-loss Dems point fingers after crushing loss]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved June 22, 2017.</ref>
 
*Lillis, Mike (June 21, 2017). [https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/338891-dems-point-fingers-after-crushing-loss Dems point fingers after crushing loss]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved June 22, 2017.</ref>
  
President Trump's supporters also continued to support him despite left-wing predictions of "buyers' remorse." A poll taken shortly before the 100th day of Trump's presidency indicated that 96% of his supporters would have voted for him again had an election been held that day.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (April 23, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/04/23/poll-trump-supporters-popular-vote-96/ Poll: 96% of Trump Supporters Would Vote for Him Again, Win Popular Vote]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 24, 2017.</ref> A May 2017 poll showed Trump with 98% support among Republican military veterans and 54% overall.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (May 29, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/29/98-percent-of-republican-military-veterans-approve/ 98 percent of Republican military veterans approve of Trump: Poll]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 29, 2017.</ref> Similar polls taken mainly around the same time gave the same results.<ref>McLaughlin, Seth (May 28, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/28/donald-trump-voters-show-little-regret/ Virtually no buyer’s remorse among Trump voters]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 28, 2017.</ref> Additionally, a Pew Research poll indicated that over three-fourths of "white evangelical Protestants" approved of Trump's performance.<ref>Smith, Gregory A. (April 26, 2017). [http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/26/among-white-evangelicals-regular-churchgoers-are-the-most-supportive-of-trump/ Among white evangelicals, regular churchgoers are the most supportive of Trump]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved May 13, 2017.</ref> These people, as well as members of the [[Tea Party Movement]],<ref>Leahy, Michael Patrick (May 17, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/17/tea-party-activists-media-attacks-on-president-trump-an-all-out-assault-on-our-republic/ Tea Party Activists: Media Attacks on President Trump ‘An All Out Assault on Our Republic’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 20, 2017.</ref> did not believe the media and left-wingers in their war against President Trump. [[Evangelical Christians]] stood with President Trump, as seen in August 2017 when nearly every evangelical advisor to the president remained in their positions after Trump made politically incorrect comments related to white supremacism, while business and arts advisors resigned over the controversy and establishment Republicans criticized him.<ref>Zoll, Rachel (August 18, 2017). [http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/18/trumps-evangelical-advisers-sticking-with-him-amid-fallout.html Trump's evangelical advisers sticking with him amid fallout]. ''Fox News'' (from the ''Associated Press''). Retrieved August 19, 2017.
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President Trump's supporters also continued to support him despite left-wing predictions of "buyers' remorse." A poll taken shortly before the 100th day of Trump's presidency indicated that 96% of his supporters would have voted for him again had an election been held that day.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (April 23, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/04/23/poll-trump-supporters-popular-vote-96/ Poll: 96% of Trump Supporters Would Vote for Him Again, Win Popular Vote]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved April 24, 2017.</ref> A May 2017 poll showed Trump with 98% support among Republican military veterans and 54% overall.<ref>Harper, Jennifer (May 29, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/29/98-percent-of-republican-military-veterans-approve/ 98 percent of Republican military veterans approve of Trump: Poll]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 29, 2017.</ref> Similar polls taken mainly around the same time gave the same results.<ref>McLaughlin, Seth (May 28, 2017). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/28/donald-trump-voters-show-little-regret/ Virtually no buyer’s remorse among Trump voters]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved May 28, 2017.</ref> Additionally, a Pew Research poll indicated that over three-fourths of "white evangelical Protestants" approved of Trump's performance.<ref>Smith, Gregory A. (April 26, 2017). [https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/04/26/among-white-evangelicals-regular-churchgoers-are-the-most-supportive-of-trump/ Among white evangelicals, regular churchgoers are the most supportive of Trump]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved May 13, 2017.</ref> These people, as well as members of the [[Tea Party Movement]],<ref>Leahy, Michael Patrick (May 17, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/05/17/tea-party-activists-media-attacks-on-president-trump-an-all-out-assault-on-our-republic/ Tea Party Activists: Media Attacks on President Trump ‘An All Out Assault on Our Republic’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved May 20, 2017.</ref> did not believe the media and left-wingers in their war against President Trump. [[Evangelical Christians]] stood with President Trump, as seen in August 2017 when nearly every evangelical advisor to the president remained in their positions after Trump made politically incorrect comments related to white supremacism, while business and arts advisors resigned over the controversy and establishment Republicans criticized him.<ref>Zoll, Rachel (August 18, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/18/trumps-evangelical-advisers-sticking-with-him-amid-fallout.html Trump's evangelical advisers sticking with him amid fallout]. ''Fox News'' (from the ''Associated Press''). Retrieved August 19, 2017.
 
At least one evangelical member resigned, but the rate of resignations was still significantly lower than on other advisory councils:
 
At least one evangelical member resigned, but the rate of resignations was still significantly lower than on other advisory councils:
 
*Greenwood, Max (August 18, 2017). [https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/347179-member-of-trumps-evangelical-advisory-board-resigns-over-conflict-in Member of Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board resigns over 'conflict in values']. ''The Hill''. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
 
*Greenwood, Max (August 18, 2017). [https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/347179-member-of-trumps-evangelical-advisory-board-resigns-over-conflict-in Member of Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board resigns over 'conflict in values']. ''The Hill''. Retrieved August 19, 2017.
 
See also:
 
See also:
 
*Chiacu, Doina; Lynch, Sarah N. (August 20, 2017). [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-religious-idUSKCN1B00RY Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved August 20, 2017.</ref> A POLITICO/Morning Consult poll taken just before the one-year anniversary of the 2016 presidential election found that 82% of Trump's voters would vote for him again.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Chiacu, Doina; Lynch, Sarah N. (August 20, 2017). [https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-religious-idUSKCN1B00RY Prominent U.S. religious conservatives defend Trump after Charlottesville]. ''Reuters''. Retrieved August 20, 2017.</ref> A POLITICO/Morning Consult poll taken just before the one-year anniversary of the 2016 presidential election found that 82% of Trump's voters would vote for him again.<ref>Multiple references:
*[http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/09/no-regrets-trump-backers-say-theyd-vote-for-him-again-one-year-after-election.html No regrets: Trump backers say they'd vote for him again, one year after election]. ''Fox News''. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
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*[https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/09/no-regrets-trump-backers-say-theyd-vote-for-him-again-one-year-after-election.html No regrets: Trump backers say they'd vote for him again, one year after election]. ''Fox News''. November 9, 2017. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
 
*Shepard, Steven (November 9, 2017). [https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/09/trump-voters-polling-election-244644 Trump voters: We'd do it again]. ''Politico''. Retrieved November 9, 2017.</ref> By one year into his presidency, Trump's base – as well as traditional conservative blue-collar Democrats – continued to strongly support him.<ref>[https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/27/heart-trump-country-bases-faith-unshaken/ In the Heart of Trump Country, His Base’s Faith is Unshaken]. ''Breitbart News'' (from the ''Associated Press''). December 27, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2017.</ref> By Trump's first year in office, his support among black people doubled despite claims of "racism" manufactured by the Left.<ref>Munro, Neil (January 14, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/14/donald-trump-support-from-blacks-spikes-amid-racism-claims/ Donald Trump’s Support Among Blacks Has Doubled Since 2016, Amid Racism Claims]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved January 15, 2018.</ref>
 
*Shepard, Steven (November 9, 2017). [https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/09/trump-voters-polling-election-244644 Trump voters: We'd do it again]. ''Politico''. Retrieved November 9, 2017.</ref> By one year into his presidency, Trump's base – as well as traditional conservative blue-collar Democrats – continued to strongly support him.<ref>[https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/27/heart-trump-country-bases-faith-unshaken/ In the Heart of Trump Country, His Base’s Faith is Unshaken]. ''Breitbart News'' (from the ''Associated Press''). December 27, 2017. Retrieved December 28, 2017.</ref> By Trump's first year in office, his support among black people doubled despite claims of "racism" manufactured by the Left.<ref>Munro, Neil (January 14, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/14/donald-trump-support-from-blacks-spikes-amid-racism-claims/ Donald Trump’s Support Among Blacks Has Doubled Since 2016, Amid Racism Claims]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved January 15, 2018.</ref>
  

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Since declaring his presidential campaign in 2015, strong opposition to Donald Trump has existed, primarily from RINOs and those on the Left.
See also: Trump Derangement Syndrome

Donald Trump has faced massive opposition from liberals and RINO Republicans alike,[1] and even from the hierarchy of the Mormon Church who oppose a Border Wall.

Prior to the November 2016 election

Since announcing his presidential campaign on June 16, 2015, Donald Trump has faced massive opposition from liberals and RINO Republicans alike. According to one study, during the 2016 presidential election, 91% of the media coverage regarding Trump was negative and 96% of campaign contributions from the media went to his campaign opponent, leftist Democrat Hillary Clinton.[2] See also: American liberalism and 21st century political losses

When polling organizations measure public opinion of political figures, they ask questions to determine how many people have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of the person. In general, politicians get elected because prospective voters' favorable ratings exceed the unfavorable ratings. A candidate's rating earns a boost from his nominating convention, and again during the transition between election day and taking office, as America tends to unite behind the winner. Every President experiences a decline in opinion polls as voters are turned off by unpopular decisions. Donald Trump is unusual because he was nationally well known before entering politics, and he has maintained a very high negative rating since his earliest opinion polls.[3] The leading explanation for how Trump became President was that the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton was even more unpopular with historically high negative ratings.[4]

Opposition as President

From the federal government bureaucracy

See also: Obamagate and Russiagate timeline

Due to his promotion and support of conservative, America First[5] policies, President Trump faced large opposition from the left and the establishment,[6] including from within the government bureaucracy.[7] (The fact that members of the deep state have grown visibly scared of reports stating such confirms this view,[8] as well as the fact that federal government employees overwhelmingly donated to Democrats leading up to the 2018 elections just like in previous elections;[9] in May 2017, it was reported that 60% of National Security Council employees were Obama-Administration holdovers[10]). 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.[11] Even some White House officials worked against the president's agenda.[12]

Obama holdovers worked to block President Trump's agenda and continue liberal policies.[13] Numerous government officials who resigned due to President Trump's actions subtly inserted anti-Trump messages into their resignation letters.[14] 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,[15] and Trump faced seven times more leaks than Obama or Bush II did.[16] The Russia probe headed by Independent Counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller was found to have hired investigators extremely biased against President Trump.[17]

Left-wing federal courts also blocked many Trump Administration actions, including President Trump's executive orders regarding sanctuary cities and immigration.[18] Former U.S. presidents, such as George W. Bush and Barack Obama, even broke with tradition to criticize President Trump.[19]

From radical left-wing activists

Anti-Trump protest in February 2017 – "Not My Presidents' Day"
Anarchists protesting Trump on Inauguration Day 2017
Aftermath of anti-Trump protests in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day 2017

After his election, left-wingers labeled themselves as the "resistance" against Trump.[20] Even before being inaugurated, Democrats spoke about impeaching and removing Trump from the presidency.[21] Even some local communities passed resolutions calling for the impeachment of President Trump.[22] Some Democrats used profane language against Trump, such as the f-word[23] and s-word.[24] As a testament to the deep opposition and hatred towards him by the left-wing, at least 217 violent protestors were arrested in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day.[25][26] Left-wingers committed or advocated for many other acts of violence against President Trump or his supporters.[27] It was reported in early February 2017 that 12,000 tweets already had called for Trump's assassination.[28] The mainstream media helped promote such violence,[29] and top Democrat leaders encouraged it.[30] Many entertainers made jokes about harming President Trump.[31] Contrary to left-wing claims, Democrats and the Left were significantly more likely to engage in acts of bigotry or violence related to Trump,[32] and they engaged in hate crime hoaxes.[33]

As an example of the hatred the Left had for President Trump, students at George Washington University voiced support for Trump's tax plan when told it was Bernie Sanders's plan.[34] In fact, many liberals changed positions and opposed positions they formerly supported after President Trump also spoke in favor of those positions.[35]

Democrat attorney generals were extremely active against the Trump Administration,[36] suing it nearly 50 times in 2017 alone.[37] Leftists went out of their way searching for evidence of crimes by President Trump.[38] In March 2018, Democrat Representative Tom Suozzi suggested taking up arms against President Trump.[39] By June 2018, the Left was growing increasingly violent and unhinged at the Trump Administration, as well as everything they claimed to be fighting against.[40] They used increasingly vulgar and crude phrases to criticize President Trump, including calling him and his supporters "Nazis."[41] In a large August 2018 counterdemonstration ostensibly opposing racism, left-wing activists instead protested against President Trump, the police, and the existence or borders.[42]

From Congress

In addition to the above, Senate Democrats unduly delayed Trump's cabinet nominees at historic and unprecedented proportions[43] – by February 8, 2017, only George Washington had fewer cabinet nominees confirmed by this length of time into his presidency.[44] Trump's last cabinet secretary was confirmed on April 27, 2017,[45] and Trump's last cabinet-level member assumed office on May 15, 2017.[46]

It was reported in July 2017 that Senate Democrats had filibustered most of Trump's nominees – every filibuster ultimately failed, but they slowed down the confirmation process.[47] The result of this was that by July 2017, the Senate had confirmed 23% of Trump's appointments compared to 69% for Obama at the same duration.[48] Even after one year in office, only 58% of President Trump's government nominees had been confirmed (compared with 69% for Obama and 76% for Bush II),[49] and Democrats had forced 47 cloture votes on Trump's nominees compared to six cloture votes for the four previous administrations combined by that point.[50] In December 2017, the U.S. Senate, in a clear break from precedent, returned about 100 of Trump's nominations – rather than choosing to continue with those nominations for the following year – while it only did the same for eight of Obama's nominees and two of Bush's after their first years in office.[51] Trump's presidency saw numerous heated confirmation battles.[52]

Democrats delayed the confirmations of President Trump's judicial nominees,[53] and even red-state Democrats voted against them.[54] The establishment GOP also blocked President Trump's conservative agenda.[55]

By the first 100 days of his presidency, congressional Democrats had already (unsuccessfully) filibustered Trump's supreme court nomination, instituted one of the longest and most extreme delays in cabinet confirmations in U.S. history, and initiated an investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.[56] According to Pew Research Center in July 2018, Facebook rants by Democrats expressing opposition, such as to Trump, increased by 450% after the 2016 election.[57][58]

From the media

See also: Mainstream media and Donald Trump

As in the 2016 presidential election, the mainstream media strongly opposed Trump and wrote him off as a failure early in his presidency, despite his numerous accomplishments by that time.[59][60] They consistently misrepresented him and his accomplishments,[61] and they frequently attacked the president and his supporters.[62] The mainstream media's bias against Trump promoted hatred, bigotry, and even violence against the administration.[63] As evidence of this intense MSM opposition, a study published close to the 100th-day mark of Trump's presidency found that 89% of media coverage regarding Trump was negative.[60] A similar study conducted by the Harvard Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy released in May 2017 found that 80% of the mainstream media coverage over Trump (including outlets such as Fox News Channel and The Wall Street Journal) was negative.[64] According to the Pew Research Center, in October 2017, the media was three times more negative and eight times less positive toward Trump than it was to Obama, and the media was also significantly more biased against Trump compared to presidents Clinton and Bush II.[65] The Media Research Center found that 90% of coverage on President Trump on the evening news of ABC, CBS, and NBC in 2017 was negative and biased against him,[66] and it found in October 2018 that the level was at 92%.[67] The MRC also found in October 2018 that 88% of media coverage of the GOP was negative.[68] It found that media coverage of Trump in 2018 was 90% negative.[69] Additionally, Trump was on track to become the most mocked president on late-night comedy TV in at least 25 years,[70] and the Associated Press found in late 2018 that late-night hosts made more jokes about Trump than any other public figure in history.[71] In July 2018, Jamelle Bouie, Slate's chief political correspondent, wrote that "for the better part of two years now, reporters have been trying to find the issue or offense that could fracture Donald Trump’s base of support."[72]

The American public had the same perception of media bias against the president – a June 2017 Rasmussen poll found that 50% of Americans believed the media was biased against President Trump and that 4% believed the opposite.[73] According to a 2017 Poynter Media Trust Survey, 44% of Americans believe the media creates "fake news" stories against Trump to make him look bad.[74] According to a Pew Research Center poll released in January 2018, the U.S. mainstream media was perceived by Americans as significantly more biased against President Trump than the media in other countries is against their own leaders.[75] Even former president Jimmy Carter, a liberal Democrat, stated that the media was more biased against Trump than any other president he knew about.[76]

The mainstream media promoted fake news against President Trump,[77] with notable examples including an unverified dossier by BuzzFeed,[78] two stories by the The New York Times[79] and CNN,[80] respectively, debunked by former FBI Director James Comey, and an eventually-retracted CNN article that attacked Trump and his allies over a Russia fund[81] that was motivated by ratings[82] and caused three CNN employees to resign.[83] President Trump and his policies caused the health of many members of the mainstream media to decline.[84] The media tried to attribute some of Trump's achievements, such as the growing economy, to Obama,[85] and it refused to give President Trump credit.[86]

In May and June 2018, the mainstream media exhibited blatant and even embarrassing bias against the Trump Administration when covering a certain illegal immigration-related incident,[87] and it fabricated a non-existent "border crisis" – they did not refer to massive illegal migration levels when using the word "crisis" – in order to hurt President Trump and promote left-wing values.[88][89] Although the media pressured President Trump to end the policy of separating illegal alien parents from their children (which had been occurring since before 2001[90]), when Trump actually did this, they sided with Democrats and left-wing activists by going further and explicitly demanding open borders policies.[91] The media refused to admit that mass levels of illegal immigration were a crisis.[92]

In August 2018, over 300 mainstream media outlets colluded to run op-eds on the same day to attack President Trump for not accepting their left-wing bias against him.[93] Media coverage leading up to the midterm election was largely negative.[94]

Media FOIA requests at the Trump Administration EPA increased 669% from the last years of the Obama Administration.[95][96]

In May 2019, researchers at the Italian analytics company Ghost Data found that "a coordinated campaign to undermine President Trump" existed on Instagram.[97]

From others

In the 2018 Presidents and Executive Politics Presidential Greatness Survey, 170 "experts" at presidential politics rated President Trump as the worst president in American history, ranking him even lower than presidents such as James Buchanan.[98][99] By contrast, these "experts" rated Obama the eighth best president and second most worthy to be the next president on Mount Rushmore after FDR.[98] According to a 2018 survey, 88% of Harvard professors thought Donald Trump did a "very poor" job as President while only 3% thought he was going a "good" or "okay" job.[100]

Liberals and establishment Republicans have compared President Trump's policies, such as those on illegal migration, to policies pursued by the Nazis or the Japanese internment camps during World War II.[101][102][103]

In addition to domestic opposition, President Trump, and by extension, the United States, was strongly opposed by non-Americans compared to the Obama Administration, despite a majority of non-Americans believing Trump to be a strong leader.[104]

Token conservatives 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.[105]

Setbacks for the Left

See also: Donald Trump achievements

According to a poll taken around the 100th day of Trump's presidency, only 11% of Democrats believed that their party's opposition to Trump had yielded successful results for them.[106] A July 2017 poll found that 52% of Americans thought the Democrats only stood against Trump, rather than something more, with 37% thinking the latter.[107] The Democrats' poor performance in the special congressional elections held in the first half of 2017 illustrated their weakness and unsuccess in challenging President Trump.[108]

President Trump's supporters also continued to support him despite left-wing predictions of "buyers' remorse." A poll taken shortly before the 100th day of Trump's presidency indicated that 96% of his supporters would have voted for him again had an election been held that day.[109] A May 2017 poll showed Trump with 98% support among Republican military veterans and 54% overall.[110] Similar polls taken mainly around the same time gave the same results.[111] Additionally, a Pew Research poll indicated that over three-fourths of "white evangelical Protestants" approved of Trump's performance.[112] These people, as well as members of the Tea Party Movement,[113] did not believe the media and left-wingers in their war against President Trump. Evangelical Christians stood with President Trump, as seen in August 2017 when nearly every evangelical advisor to the president remained in their positions after Trump made politically incorrect comments related to white supremacism, while business and arts advisors resigned over the controversy and establishment Republicans criticized him.[114] A POLITICO/Morning Consult poll taken just before the one-year anniversary of the 2016 presidential election found that 82% of Trump's voters would vote for him again.[115] By one year into his presidency, Trump's base – as well as traditional conservative blue-collar Democrats – continued to strongly support him.[116] By Trump's first year in office, his support among black people doubled despite claims of "racism" manufactured by the Left.[117]

According to a Gallup poll in June 2018, President Trump was seeing record support from Republicans, despite the Never Trump movement.[118]

Additionally, numerous polls found that he had higher approval ratings than several globalist world leaders.[119]

See also

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