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*Knowles, Hannah (November 16, 2019). [https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/11/16/attorney-general-barr-accuses-democrats-using-oversight-powers-try-cripple-executive-branch/ Attorney General Barr accuses Democrats of ‘war’ on Trump in speech decried as partisan]. ''The Washington Post''. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
 
*Knowles, Hannah (November 16, 2019). [https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/11/16/attorney-general-barr-accuses-democrats-using-oversight-powers-try-cripple-executive-branch/ Attorney General Barr accuses Democrats of ‘war’ on Trump in speech decried as partisan]. ''The Washington Post''. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
 
*Freiburger, Calvin (November 18, 2019). [https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-attorney-general-warns-of-collateral-consequences-of-democrat-harassment Trump attorney general warns of ‘collateral consequences’ of Democrat ‘harassment’]. ''LifeSiteNews''. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
 
*Freiburger, Calvin (November 18, 2019). [https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/trump-attorney-general-warns-of-collateral-consequences-of-democrat-harassment Trump attorney general warns of ‘collateral consequences’ of Democrat ‘harassment’]. ''LifeSiteNews''. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
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*Rivkin Jr., David B.; Grossman, Andrew (December 24, 2019). [https://www.wsj.com/articles/barrs-loyalty-is-to-the-constitution-not-a-party-11577229447 Barr’s Loyalty Is to the Constitution, Not a Party]. ''The Wall Street Journal''. Retrieved December 26, 2019.
 
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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.
 
*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.
*MacKinnon, Douglas (November 16, 2019). [https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/470208-resistance-or-unhinged-behavior-partisan-hatred-reaches-trumps-family Resistance or unhinged behavior? Partisan hatred reaches Trump's family]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 16, 2019.</ref> including from within the government bureaucracy.<ref>Multiple references:
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*MacKinnon, Douglas (November 16, 2019). [https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/470208-resistance-or-unhinged-behavior-partisan-hatred-reaches-trumps-family Resistance or unhinged behavior? Partisan hatred reaches Trump's family]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
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*Vaughn, Russ (December 6, 2019). [https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/trump-impeachment-effort-is-about-more-than-just-protecting-obama-and-clinton Trump impeachment effort is about more than just protecting Obama and Clinton]. ''LifeSiteNews'' (from the ''American Thinker''). Retrieved December 7, 2019.
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*Herston, Don (December 10, 2019). [https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/why-the-elites-really-hate-trump Why the elites really hate Trump]. ''LifeSiteNews'' (from the ''American Thinker''). Retrieved December 10, 2019.
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*Hanson, Victor Davis (December 11, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/11/is-president-trump-the-only-adult-in-the-room/ Is Trump the only adult in the room?] ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 11, 2019.</ref> including from within the government bureaucracy.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Singman, Brooke (January 31, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/31/trump-faces-bureaucratic-battle-in-implementing-agenda.html Trump faces bureaucratic battle in implementing agenda]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
 
*Singman, Brooke (January 31, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/31/trump-faces-bureaucratic-battle-in-implementing-agenda.html Trump faces bureaucratic battle in implementing agenda]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
 
*Kurtz, Howard (February 3, 2017). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/03/empire-strikes-back-why-trumps-private-talks-with-foreign-leaders-were-leaked.html The empire strikes back: Why Trump's private talks with foreign leaders were leaked]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved February 3, 2017.
 
*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.
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*Hemingway, Mark (November 1, 2019). [https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/01/donald-trump-versus-the-interagency-consensus/ Donald Trump Versus ‘The Interagency Consensus’]. ''The Federalist''. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
 
*Hemingway, Mark (November 1, 2019). [https://thefederalist.com/2019/11/01/donald-trump-versus-the-interagency-consensus/ Donald Trump Versus ‘The Interagency Consensus’]. ''The Federalist''. Retrieved November 4, 2019.
 
*Bigley, Sean M. (May 1, 2018). [https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-deep-state-weaponizes-vetting-of-trump-appointees-1525215143 The Deep State Weaponizes Vetting of Trump Appointees]. ''The Wall Street Journal''. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
 
*Bigley, Sean M. (May 1, 2018). [https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-deep-state-weaponizes-vetting-of-trump-appointees-1525215143 The Deep State Weaponizes Vetting of Trump Appointees]. ''The Wall Street Journal''. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
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*Tapscott, Mark (December 31, 2019). [https://www.theepochtimes.com/fec-data-show-most-department-of-justice-employees-gave-to-liberal-groups-clinton_3190241.html FEC Data Show Most Department of Justice Employees Gave to Liberal Groups, Clinton]. ''The Epoch Times''. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
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*Tapscott, Mark (January 2, 2020). [https://www.theepochtimes.com/dod-homeland-security-employees-donated-to-clinton-over-trump-by-big-margin_3192017.html DOD, Homeland Security Employees Donated to Clinton Over Trump by Wide Margin]. ''The Epoch Times''. Retrieved January 2, 2020.
 
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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.
 
*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.
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*Scarborough, Rowan (November 10, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/10/donald-trump-aides-fight-over-ukraine-policy/ NSC staffers reveal infighting over White House policy on Ukraine]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
 
*Scarborough, Rowan (November 10, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/10/donald-trump-aides-fight-over-ukraine-policy/ NSC staffers reveal infighting over White House policy on Ukraine]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
 
*Spiering, Charlie (November 19, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/19/alexander-vindman-emphasizes-loyalty-to-deep-state-government-interagency-during-testimony/ Alexander Vindman Emphasizes Loyalty to Deep State ‘Government Interagency’ During Testimony]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
 
*Spiering, Charlie (November 19, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/19/alexander-vindman-emphasizes-loyalty-to-deep-state-government-interagency-during-testimony/ Alexander Vindman Emphasizes Loyalty to Deep State ‘Government Interagency’ During Testimony]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
*Paul, Ron (November 25, 2019). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/opinion/item/34137-the-real-bombshell-of-the-impeachment-hearings The Real Bombshell of the Impeachment Hearings]. ''The New American''. Retrieved November 25, 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.<br>See also:
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*Paul, Ron (November 25, 2019). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/reviews/opinion/item/34137-the-real-bombshell-of-the-impeachment-hearings The Real Bombshell of the Impeachment Hearings]. ''The New American''. Retrieved November 25, 2019.
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*Harper, Jennifer (December 1, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/1/inside-the-beltway-update-trump-voters-and-the-dee/ Update: Trump voters and the 'deep state']. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
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*Smith, William S. (December 2, 2019). [https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/welcome-to-the-potemkin-village-of-washington-power/ Welcome to the Potemkin Village of Washington Power]. ''The American Conservative''. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
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*Bovard, James (November 13, 2019). [https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/11/13/donald-trump-deep-state-ukraine-cia-nsa-state-department-column/2521881001/ As the deep state attacks Trump to rave media reviews, don't forget its dark side]. ''USA Today''. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
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*[https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/34205-alex-newman-target-of-intelligence-community-trump-you-behind-the-deep-state Target of "Intelligence" Community: Trump & You | Behind the Deep State]. ''The New American''. December 2, 2019. Retrieved December 2, 2019.
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*Scarborough, Rowan (December 19, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/19/peter-strzok-ignored-christopher-steele-bias-fears/ 'Biased state of mind': Peter Strzok's fight to spy on Trump campaign]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 19, 2019.
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*Scarry, Eddie (December 20, 2019). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/fbi-spying-is-a-far-bigger-scandal-than-the-trump-impeachment FBI spying is a far bigger scandal than the Trump impeachment]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved December 23, 2019.
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*[https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/crime/item/34482-alex-newman-intelligence-community-a-criminal-enterprise-behind-the-deep-state "Intelligence" Community: A Criminal Enterprise | Behind The Deep State]. ''The New American''. December 31, 2019. Retrieved December 31, 2019.
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*Mastrangelo, Dominick (January 5, 2020). [https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/bloomberg-backed-group-accused-of-planting-anti-trump-lawyers-in-state-offices Bloomberg-backed group accused of planting anti-Trump lawyers in state offices]. ''Washington Examiner''. Retrieved January 5, 2020.</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.<br>See also:
 
*Scarborough, Rowan (November 12, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/12/obama-national-security-council-detailees-led-trum/ 'Booby-trapped': Obama 'detailees' led Trump opposition on National Security Council]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
 
*Scarborough, Rowan (November 12, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/12/obama-national-security-council-detailees-led-trum/ 'Booby-trapped': Obama 'detailees' led Trump opposition on National Security Council]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved November 12, 2019.
 
*DeRensis, Hunter (November 19, 2019). [https://nationalinterest.org/feature/impeachment-exposing-crimes-or-policy-differences-97802 Is Impeachment Exposing Crimes or Policy Differences?] ''The National Interest''. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
 
*DeRensis, Hunter (November 19, 2019). [https://nationalinterest.org/feature/impeachment-exposing-crimes-or-policy-differences-97802 Is Impeachment Exposing Crimes or Policy Differences?] ''The National Interest''. Retrieved November 20, 2019.
 
*Hanson, Victor Davis (November 21, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/victor-davis-hanson-coup-concerns Victor Davis Hanson: Fear of a deep state coup is not just right-wing paranoia]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
 
*Hanson, Victor Davis (November 21, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/victor-davis-hanson-coup-concerns Victor Davis Hanson: Fear of a deep state coup is not just right-wing paranoia]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
*Hanson, Victor Davis (November 21, 2019). [https://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2019/11/21/coup-concerns-suddenly-dont-seem-so-farfetched-n2556771 'Coup' Concerns Suddenly Don't Seem So Far-fetched]. ''Townhall''. Retrieved November 21, 2019.</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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*Hanson, Victor Davis (November 21, 2019). [https://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2019/11/21/coup-concerns-suddenly-dont-seem-so-farfetched-n2556771 'Coup' Concerns Suddenly Don't Seem So Far-fetched]. ''Townhall''. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
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*Grant, Rebecca (November 27, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/rebecca-grant-fired-navy-secretarys-actions-prove-a-deep-state-anti-trump-resistance-exists-at-pentagon Rebecca Grant: Fired Navy secretary’s actions prove a ‘deep state’ anti-Trump ‘resistance’ exists at Pentagon]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
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*Wolfgang, Ben (December 1, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/1/trump-sees-military-orders-modified-syria-afghanis/ Military slow-walk or 'deep state' defiance?: Trump sees direct orders modified]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 1, 2019.
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*Scarborough, Rowan (December 4, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/4/michael-horowitz-report-follows-extensive-fbi-misc/ 'Dirty cops': FBI leaves trail of lies, leaks, lapses in Trump era]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 5, 2019.
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*McNicoll, Brian (December 6, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/16/deep-state-lawsuits-from-trumps-department-of-labo/ Deep state lawsuits from Trump's Department of Labor]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 16, 2019.</ref>). In June 2018, one socialist protestor who heckled DHS Secretary [[Kirstjen Nielsen]] for her enforcement of President Trump's tough immigration policies was revealed as a DOJ employee.<ref>Multiple references:
 
*Mikelionis, Lukas (June 21, 2018). [https://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/21/doj-employee-among-those-heckling-dhs-boss-nielsen-report-says.html DOJ employee among those heckling DHS boss Nielsen, report says]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
 
*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:
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*Jasper, William F. (December 29, 2017). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/27832-deep-state-boasts-we-re-sabotaging-trump-from-the-inside Deep State Boasts: We’re Sabotaging Trump From the Inside]. ''The New American''. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
 
*Jasper, William F. (December 29, 2017). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/politics/item/27832-deep-state-boasts-we-re-sabotaging-trump-from-the-inside Deep State Boasts: We’re Sabotaging Trump From the Inside]. ''The New American''. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
 
*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.
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*Richardson, Valerie (December 4, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/dec/4/will-happer-trump-advisers-too-nervous-about-polit/ Ex-Trump official: White House aides too 'nervous' about fallout to dispute 'climate crisis' claims]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved December 7, 2019.
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*Delingpole, James (December 8, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/12/08/happer-trump-understands-climate-change-is-mostly-hype/ WATCH: Trump Science Advisor Happer Says President Understands Climate Change Is ‘Mostly Hype’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
 
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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.
 
*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.
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*Cadman, Dan (October 25, 2019). [https://cis.org/Cadman/Supreme-Court-Forced-Play-WhackaMole-Immigration Supreme Court Forced to Play Whack-a-Mole on Immigration]. ''Center for Immigration Studies''. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
 
*Cadman, Dan (October 25, 2019). [https://cis.org/Cadman/Supreme-Court-Forced-Play-WhackaMole-Immigration Supreme Court Forced to Play Whack-a-Mole on Immigration]. ''Center for Immigration Studies''. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
 
*Arthur, Andrew R. (October 26, 2019). [https://cis.org/Arthur/Blistering-Dissent-Underscores-Ninth-Circuits-Failure-Follow-Statute Blistering Dissent Underscores Ninth Circuit's Failure to Follow Statute]. ''Center for Immigration Studies''. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
 
*Arthur, Andrew R. (October 26, 2019). [https://cis.org/Arthur/Blistering-Dissent-Underscores-Ninth-Circuits-Failure-Follow-Statute Blistering Dissent Underscores Ninth Circuit's Failure to Follow Statute]. ''Center for Immigration Studies''. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
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*Tucker, Eric (December 6, 2019). [https://apnews.com/0c04b39164ce561355948b831740c229 As Dems zero in on White House, Trump racks up court losses]. ''Associated Press''. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
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*Horowitz, Daniel (January 10, 2020). [https://www.conservativereview.com/news/federal-judges-continue-repealing-2016-election-declare-open-borders/ Federal judges continue repealing 2016 election, declare open borders]. ''Conservative Review''. Retrieved January 10, 2020.
 
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*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.
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*[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/22/judge-carlos-murguia-rules-law-against-encouraging/ Federal judge rules law against encouraging illegal immigration is unconstitutional]. ''The Washington Times'' (from the ''Associated Press''). August 22, 2019. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
 
*[https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/22/judge-carlos-murguia-rules-law-against-encouraging/ Federal judge rules law against encouraging illegal immigration is unconstitutional]. ''The Washington Times'' (from the ''Associated Press''). August 22, 2019. Retrieved August 22, 2019.
 
*Horowitz, Daniel (August 23, 2019). [https://www.conservativereview.com/news/judge-whose-sister-heads-la-raza-rules-130-year-law-encouraging-illegal-immigrants-unconstitutional/ Judge whose sister heads La Raza rules 130-year law against encouraging illegal immigrants is unconstitutional]. ''Conservative Review''. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
 
*Horowitz, Daniel (August 23, 2019). [https://www.conservativereview.com/news/judge-whose-sister-heads-la-raza-rules-130-year-law-encouraging-illegal-immigrants-unconstitutional/ Judge whose sister heads La Raza rules 130-year law against encouraging illegal immigrants is unconstitutional]. ''Conservative Review''. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
*Vadum, Matthew (August 25, 2019). [https://www.theepochtimes.com/judge-strikes-down-law-penalizing-inducing-illegal-immigration_3055401.html Judge Strikes Down Law That Penalizes ‘Inducing’ Illegal Immigration]. ''The Epoch Times''. Retrieved August 25, 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>
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*Vadum, Matthew (August 25, 2019). [https://www.theepochtimes.com/judge-strikes-down-law-penalizing-inducing-illegal-immigration_3055401.html Judge Strikes Down Law That Penalizes ‘Inducing’ Illegal Immigration]. ''The Epoch Times''. Retrieved August 25, 2019.
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*Caldwell, Alicia A. (November 28, 2019). [https://www.wsj.com/articles/judges-quietly-disrupt-trump-immigration-policy-in-san-diego-11574942400 Judges Quietly Disrupt Trump Immigration Policy in San Diego]. ''The Wall Street Journal''. Retrieved November 28, 2019.
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*Kobach, Kris W. (November 30, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/11/30/kobach-activist-judge-negates-one-of-the-oldest-rules-of-u-s-immigration-law/ Kobach: Activist Judge Negates One of the Oldest Rules of U.S. Immigration Law]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved November 30, 2019.
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*Horowitz, Daniel (December 11, 2019). [https://www.conservativereview.com/news/judge-puts-injunction-border-wall-scotus-already-ruled-theres-no-standing/ Judge puts injunction on border wall – when SCOTUS already ruled there’s no standing]. ''Conservative Review''. Retrieved December 11, 2019.
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*Binder, John (December 15, 2019). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/12/15/illegal-alien-accused-of-killing-father-of-two-freed-into-u-s-again-by-obama-appointed-judge/ Illegal Alien Accused of Killing Father of Two Freed into U.S. Again by Obama-Appointed Judge]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
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*Vadum, Matthew (December 22, 2019). [https://www.theepochtimes.com/year-in-review-courts-savage-trumps-immigration-policies_3182152.html Year in review: Courts Savage Trump’s Immigration Policies]. ''The Epoch Times''. Retrieved December 22, 2019.
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*Horowitz, Daniel (January 2, 2020). [https://www.conservativereview.com/news/lower-courts-reign-supreme-much-travel-ban/ Lower courts reign supreme: So much for the ‘travel ban’]. ''Conservative Review''. Retrieved January 2, 2020.</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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[[File:Anti-Trump protests aftermath, 2017.jpg|thumb|225px|Aftermath of anti-Trump protests in Washington D.C. on Inauguration Day 2017]]
 
[[File:Anti-Trump protests aftermath, 2017.jpg|thumb|225px|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.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (December 24, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/24/hold-2017-the-year-in-resistance/ 2017: The Year in ‘Resistance’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 24, 2017.<br>See also:
 
After his election, left-wingers labeled themselves as the "resistance" against Trump.<ref>Pollak, Joel B. (December 24, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/12/24/hold-2017-the-year-in-resistance/ 2017: The Year in ‘Resistance’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved December 24, 2017.<br>See also:
*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:
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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.
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*Pollak, Joel B. (January 1, 2020). [https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/01/01/left-declares-2020-year-of-the-resistance-to-trump-johnson/ Left Declares 2020 ‘Year of the Resistance’ to Donald Trump, Boris Johnson]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved January 1, 2020.</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). [https://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article151843342.html California Democrats flip off Donald Trump]. ''The Sacramento Bee''. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
 
*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.
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*Byas, Steve (July 1, 2019). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/item/32739-anti-trump-left-increasingly-showing-the-intolerance-of-the-french-revolution Anti-Trump Left Increasingly Showing the Intolerance of the French Revolution]. ''The New American''. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
 
*Byas, Steve (July 1, 2019). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/culture/item/32739-anti-trump-left-increasingly-showing-the-intolerance-of-the-french-revolution Anti-Trump Left Increasingly Showing the Intolerance of the French Revolution]. ''The New American''. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
*Chumley, Cheryl K. (October 11, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/11/trump-talks-freedom-democrats-rally-communism/ Trump talks freedom, Democrats push communism]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved October 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>Multiple references:
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*Chumley, Cheryl K. (October 11, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/11/trump-talks-freedom-democrats-rally-communism/ Trump talks freedom, Democrats push communism]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved October 13, 2019.
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*Jackson, Donna (January 3, 2020). [https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/476438-the-real-threat-to-civil-rights-trump-haters The real threat to civil rights? Trump haters]. ''The Hill''. Retrieved January 3, 2020.</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>Multiple references:
 
*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.
 
*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.
 
*Duke, Selwyn (July 17, 2019). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/32876-total-anarchy-media-now-encouraging-and-politicians-tolerating-left-wing-terrorism “Total Anarchy”: Media Now Encouraging and Politicians Tolerating Left-wing Terrorism]. ''The New American''. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
 
*Duke, Selwyn (July 17, 2019). [https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/item/32876-total-anarchy-media-now-encouraging-and-politicians-tolerating-left-wing-terrorism “Total Anarchy”: Media Now Encouraging and Politicians Tolerating Left-wing Terrorism]. ''The New American''. Retrieved July 17, 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>
  
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.<ref>Ciccotta, Tom (October 23, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/10/23/watch-students-praise-trumps-tax-plan-when-told-its-bernie-sanders/ WATCH: Students Praise Trump’s Tax Plan When Told It’s Bernie Sanders’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 23, 2017.</ref> In fact, many liberals changed positions and opposed positions they formerly supported after President Trump also spoke in favor of those positions.<ref>Boyer, Dave; Howell, Tom (February 4, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/4/donald-trumps-backing-fuels-resistance-issues-demo/ Trump's backing fuels 'resistance' on issues Democrats traditionally support]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved February 4, 2019.</ref>
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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.<ref>Ciccotta, Tom (October 23, 2017). [https://www.breitbart.com/tech/2017/10/23/watch-students-praise-trumps-tax-plan-when-told-its-bernie-sanders/ WATCH: Students Praise Trump’s Tax Plan When Told It’s Bernie Sanders’]. ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved October 23, 2017.</ref> In fact, many liberals changed positions and opposed positions they formerly supported after President Trump also spoke in favor of those positions.<ref>Boyer, Dave; Howell, Tom (February 4, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/feb/4/donald-trumps-backing-fuels-resistance-issues-demo/ Trump's backing fuels 'resistance' on issues Democrats traditionally support]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved February 4, 2019.<br>See also:
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*Puzder, Andy (January 14, 2020). [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/democrats-economy-constitution-bullies-andy-puzder Andy Puzder: Democrats willing to tank the economy, trash the Constitution and empower bullies to defeat Trump]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved January 14, 2020.</ref>
  
 
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:
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*Caplan, Joshua (August 12, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/12/counter-protester-rages-against-d-c-police-youre-all-ameri-kkk-fascist-pieces-of-sht/ Counter-Protester Rages Against D.C. Police: ‘You’re All Ameri-KKK, Fascist Pieces of Sh*t!’] ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
 
*Caplan, Joshua (August 12, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/12/counter-protester-rages-against-d-c-police-youre-all-ameri-kkk-fascist-pieces-of-sht/ Counter-Protester Rages Against D.C. Police: ‘You’re All Ameri-KKK, Fascist Pieces of Sh*t!’] ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
 
*Binder, John (August 12, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/12/watch-antifa-chants-death-to-america-no-borders-no-wall-no-usa-at-all/ Watch – Antifa Chants Death to America: ‘No Borders! No Wall! No USA at All!’] ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 12, 2018.</ref>
 
*Binder, John (August 12, 2018). [https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/08/12/watch-antifa-chants-death-to-america-no-borders-no-wall-no-usa-at-all/ Watch – Antifa Chants Death to America: ‘No Borders! No Wall! No USA at All!’] ''Breitbart News''. Retrieved August 12, 2018.</ref>
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The [[ACLU]] significantly increased its advocacy spending during the Trump Administration.<ref>Lovelace, Ryan (January 11, 2020). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/11/aclu-ramps-up-spending-to-fight-trump/ ACLU ramps up spending to fight Trump]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved January 12, 2020.</ref>
  
 
===From Congress===
 
===From Congress===
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*Jipping, Thomas (September 22, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/thomas-jipping-democrats-partisanship-judicial-nominees-new-level-trump-era Thomas Jipping: Democrats take partisanship against judicial nominees to new level in Trump era]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
 
*Jipping, Thomas (September 22, 2019). [https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/thomas-jipping-democrats-partisanship-judicial-nominees-new-level-trump-era Thomas Jipping: Democrats take partisanship against judicial nominees to new level in Trump era]. ''Fox News''. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
 
*Jipping, Thomas (November 5, 2019). [https://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/heres-the-tale-of-the-judicial-confirmation-tape/ Here’s the Tale of the Judicial Confirmation Tape]. ''National Review''. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
 
*Jipping, Thomas (November 5, 2019). [https://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/heres-the-tale-of-the-judicial-confirmation-tape/ Here’s the Tale of the Judicial Confirmation Tape]. ''National Review''. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
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*Jipping, Thomas (December 4, 2019). [https://www.nationalreview.com/bench-memos/judicial-confirmation-status-and-expectations/ Judicial Confirmation Status and Expectations]. ''National Review''. Retrieved December 6, 2019.
 
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See also:
 
*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:
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On September 24, 2019, the House Democrats began an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
 
On September 24, 2019, the House Democrats began an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.
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By November 2019, President Trump had not made a single [[recess appointment]], an unprecedented situation for a president, even when the Republican Party controlled both houses of Congress.<ref>Dinan, Stephen (November 29, 2019). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/nov/28/trump-lack-recess-appointments-makes-presidential-/ Trump makes presidential history: Avoids end run of Congress with recess appointments]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved November 29, 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.
 
*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.
*Varney, Stuart, (July 18, 2019). [https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/europe-america-united-states-trump-varney Europe has a bad case of 'Trump Derangement Syndrome': Varney]. ''Fox Business''. Retrieved July 18, 2019.</ref>
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*Varney, Stuart, (July 18, 2019). [https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/europe-america-united-states-trump-varney Europe has a bad case of 'Trump Derangement Syndrome': Varney]. ''Fox Business''. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
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*Boyer, Dave (January 8, 2020). [https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/jan/8/trump-still-unpopular-most-nations-especially-west/ Trump unpopular in most nations, especially western Europe, global survey finds]. ''The Washington Times''. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
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*Superville, Darlene (January 8, 2020). [https://apnews.com/05b237b3767206904c9687f2f6f2926e Poll: World skeptical Trump will do right in global affairs]. ''Associated Press''. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
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*Wike, Richard; Poushter, Jacob; Fetterolf, Janell; Schumacher, Shannon (January 8, 2020). [https://www.pewresearch.org/global/2020/01/08/trump-ratings-remain-low-around-globe-while-views-of-u-s-stay-mostly-favorable/ Trump Ratings Remain Low Around Globe, While Views of U.S. Stay Mostly Favorable]. ''Pew Research Center''. Retrieved January 8, 2020.</ref>
  
 
[[Token conservative]]s have strongly opposed President Trump despite his many accomplishments in advancing conservative policies. Because of their irrational and reflexive opposition to President Trump, they were often forced to either support far-left policies or significantly lessen their opposition to them.<ref>Lifson, Thomas (May 30, 2019). [https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/conservatives-who-want-to-oust-trump-must-support-these-liberal-positions Conservatives who want to oust Trump must support these liberal positions]. ''LifeSiteNews''. Retrieved May 31, 2019.</ref>
 
[[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>

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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-wingers attempted to seek out potential crimes committed by President Trump.[18]

Left-wing federal courts also blocked many Trump Administration actions, including President Trump's executive orders regarding sanctuary cities and immigration.[19] Former U.S. presidents, such as George W. Bush and Barack Obama, even broke with tradition to criticize President Trump.[20]

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.[21] Even before being inaugurated, Democrats spoke about impeaching and removing Trump from the presidency.[22] Even some local communities passed resolutions calling for the impeachment of President Trump.[23] Some Democrats used profane language against Trump, such as the f-word[24] and s-word.[25] 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.[26][27] Left-wingers committed or advocated for many other acts of violence against President Trump or his supporters.[28] It was reported in early February 2017 that 12,000 tweets already had called for Trump's assassination.[29] The mainstream media helped promote such violence,[30] and top Democrat leaders encouraged it.[31] Many entertainers made jokes about harming President Trump.[32] Contrary to left-wing claims, Democrats and the Left were significantly more likely to engage in acts of bigotry or violence related to Trump,[33] and they engaged in hate crime hoaxes.[34]

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.[35] In fact, many liberals changed positions and opposed positions they formerly supported after President Trump also spoke in favor of those positions.[36]

Democrat attorney generals were extremely active against the Trump Administration,[37] suing it nearly 50 times in 2017 alone.[38] Leftists went out of their way searching for evidence of crimes by President Trump.[39] In March 2018, Democrat Representative Tom Suozzi suggested taking up arms against President Trump.[40] 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.[41] They used increasingly vulgar and crude phrases to criticize President Trump, including calling him and his supporters "Nazis."[42] In a large August 2018 counterdemonstration ostensibly opposing racism, left-wing activists instead protested against President Trump, the police, and the existence or borders.[43]

The ACLU significantly increased its advocacy spending during the Trump Administration.[44]

From Congress

The ICIG changed the whistleblower form to allow hearsay evidence two days before a complaint was filed.[45]

In addition to the above, Senate Democrats unduly delayed Trump's cabinet nominees at historic and unprecedented proportions[46] – by February 8, 2017, only George Washington had fewer cabinet nominees confirmed by this length of time into his presidency.[47] Trump's last cabinet secretary was confirmed on April 27, 2017,[48] and Trump's last cabinet-level member assumed office on May 15, 2017.[49]

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.[50] 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.[51] 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),[52] 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.[53] 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.[54] Trump's presidency saw numerous heated confirmation battles.[55]

Democrats delayed the confirmations of President Trump's judicial nominees,[56] and even red-state Democrats voted against them.[57] The establishment GOP also blocked President Trump's conservative agenda.[58]

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.[59] 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.[60][61]

On September 24, 2019, the House Democrats began an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.

By November 2019, President Trump had not made a single recess appointment, an unprecedented situation for a president, even when the Republican Party controlled both houses of Congress.[62]

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.[63][64] After assuming office, the media failed to report many of President Trump's numerous achievements,[65] in addition to consistently misrepresenting him and his accomplishments.[66] The media also frequently attacked the president and his supporters.[67] The mainstream media's bias against Trump promoted hatred, bigotry, and even violence against the administration.[68] 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.[64] 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.[69] 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.[70] 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,[71] and it found in October 2018 that the level was at 92%.[72] The MRC also found in October 2018 that 88% of media coverage of the GOP was negative.[73] It found that media coverage of Trump in 2018 was 90% negative.[74] Additionally, Trump was on track to become the most mocked president on late-night comedy TV in at least 25 years,[75] and the Associated Press found in late 2018 that late-night hosts made more jokes about Trump than any other public figure in history.[76] 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."[77]

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.[78] 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.[79] 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.[80] Even former president Jimmy Carter, a liberal Democrat, stated that the media was more biased against Trump than any other president he knew about.[81]

The mainstream media promoted fake news against President Trump,[82] with notable examples including an unverified dossier by BuzzFeed,[83] two stories by the The New York Times[84] and CNN,[85] respectively, debunked by disgraced former FBI Director James Comey, and an eventually-retracted CNN article that attacked Trump and his allies over a Russia fund[86] that was motivated by ratings[87] and caused three CNN employees to resign.[88] President Trump and his policies caused the health of many members of the mainstream media to decline.[89] The media tried to attribute some of Trump's achievements, such as the growing economy, to Obama,[90] and it refused to give President Trump credit.[91]

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,[92] 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.[93][94] 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[95]), when Trump actually did this, they sided with Democrats and left-wing activists by going further and explicitly demanding open borders policies.[96] The media refused to admit that mass levels of illegal immigration were a crisis.[97]

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.[98] Media coverage leading up to the midterm election was largely negative.[99]

Media FOIA requests at the Trump Administration EPA increased 669% from the last years of the Obama Administration.[100][101]

In May 2019, researchers at the Italian analytics company Ghost Data found that "a coordinated campaign to undermine President Trump" existed on Instagram.[102]

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.[103][104] By contrast, these "experts" rated Obama the eighth best president and second most worthy to be the next president on Mount Rushmore after FDR.[103] 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.[105]

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.[106][107][108]

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.[109]

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.[110]

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.[111] 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.[112] 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.[113]

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.[114] A May 2017 poll showed Trump with 98% support among Republican military veterans and 54% overall.[115] Similar polls taken mainly around the same time gave the same results.[116] Additionally, a Pew Research poll indicated that over three-fourths of "white evangelical Protestants" approved of Trump's performance.[117] These people, as well as members of the Tea Party Movement,[118] 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.[119] 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.[120] By one year into his presidency, Trump's base – as well as traditional conservative blue-collar Democrats – continued to strongly support him.[121] By Trump's first year in office, his support among black people doubled despite claims of "racism" manufactured by the Left.[122]

According to a Gallup poll in June 2018, President Trump was seeing record support from Republicans, despite the Never Trump movement.[123]

Additionally, numerous polls found that he had higher approval ratings than several globalist world leaders.[124]

See also

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