This Week in Trumplandia

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Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most relevant content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your communities, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just awareness of the truth.

The USDA deleted thousands of animal welfare records because Team Trump benefits from animal agriculture going unchallenged. This blog is republishing them.

DeVos just bought herself a cabinet position and now the US public education system is in peril. There really is no silver lining here. We’re in trouble.

In Trumplandia, friendships are put to the test.

Kellyanne Whatever Her Name Is made up the Bowling Green Massacre but actually used the name of a real massacre—in which white people slaughtered over one hundred Native Americans.

PSA: Trump is not here for queer folks. His homonationalist Muslim ban proves that.

Here’s a reminder that we can’t play nice or take the high ground with Trump or his people. THEY. LIE. THROUGH. THEIR. TEETH.

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Logo art by Max Winter.


Jayson Flores is Gay on a Budget's Founder and Editor, Aries/Taurus cusp, bigender, Latinx, vegan, femme person, and the biggest Buffy fan you know. Now writing for Bustle, PRIDE, Everyday Feminism, and The Rumpus, where they are also Assistant Interviews Editor. Passionate, deeply feeling, sometimes angry, mostly emotional. Wants to make people feel less lonely in the world. Follow them on Twitter @gayonabudget. More from this author →