In November, Cards Against Humanity launched Cards Against Humanity Saves America, a campaign to buy a part of land at the U. S. / Mexico border so Donald Trump wouldn’t be able to complete it’s boarder wall.
In December, the company launched a second campaign, Cards Against Humanity Stops The Wall, to fight Donald Trump’s proposed barrier.
In September 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions shocked immigration advocates all over the U. S. when he announced that the Trump administration would be rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, otherwise known as DACA. (The program was created by the Obama administration in 2012 and protected undocumented immigrants who came to the United States under the age of 16 from deportation, allowing eligible recipients to sign up for renewable two-year permits if they passed a background check.
But for an administration that’s especially slippery with words — "Donald Trump’s Language Is Reshaping American Politics" The Atlantic argued in 2018 — Merriam-Webster is on hand, making sure that Donald Trump stays accountable for the language he deploys and that the public has the proper words to describe what’s going on in the White House.
In addition to the homepage blackout, Patagonia also joined a coalition — which includes nonprofit Friends of Cedar Mesa, grassroots Native American organization Utah Diné Bikéyah, and more — to sue Donald Trump for what it says is an illegal reduction of protected land.
In December 2017, Donald Trump announced plans to massively scale back the land allotted to the Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent and the Grand Staircase-Escalante by 45 percent.
In an unexpected March shuffle of his cabinet, Donald Trump fired then Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, reportedly on Twitter, though that account was contradicted by the White House, then an aide confirmed Tillerson found out via Twitter, and then that aide was fired.
The dictionary has also called out Donald Trump’s "covfefe" typo, poked fun of the president’s council vs. counsel mix-up, corrected Ivanka’s mind boggling definition of complicit, decried Congress’ vote to repeal Obamacare, clapped back at Kellyanne Conway’s "alternative facts," and more.
The dictionary has been subtweeting Donald Trump and members of the Trump administration since before Trump’s election, correcting their grammar and giving internet users everywhere words to describe the presidency.
Despite its best efforts, however, the stunt is unlikely to actually prevent the wall from being built because of eminent domain — the power of the government to seize private property for public use — which would allow the U. S. government to take Cards Against Humanity’s land for a wall that it considers to be a matter of national security.
In January 2017, Microsoft, along with Expedia and Amazon, signed onto a lawsuit, and the company also drafted a joint letter with Apple, Facebook, Uber, and more resisting Trump’s travel ban.
Merriam-Webster has quietly been resisting Donald Trump and highlighting the effects of his agenda using the power of language.
For instance, when reports broke that Donald Trump allegedly called El Salvador, Haiti, and countries in Africa "shithole countries," Merriam-Webster followed up with a particularly scorching word of the day: reprehensible. Good morning!
It’s to that end Cards Against Humanity launched two projects in 2017 dedicated to challenging Trump.
First, as the New York Times noted, moving Pompeo to Secretary of State marked a shift in the Trump administration "further out of the economic and foreign policy mainstream and closer to the nationalist ideas that animated Mr.
The blog post and promise to defend Dreamers is not the first time Microsoft and the Trump administration have crossed paths.
Nike and Google, for instance, criticized Trump for pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement, and firms ranging from Mozilla to Pornhub all slowed down their websites in December 2017 to lobby for net neutrality.
In response to policies enacted by the Trump presidency, several businesses have risen up, opposing Donald Trump and the Trump agenda.
From the historic Women’s March on Washington after Trump’s inauguration to airport protests the day that he announced his proposed travel ban, concerned citizens have been making their voices heard in ways big and small.
5 businesses that are actively fighting Donald Trump and his agenda https://t.co/zPDBLaDhHT— Mashable (@mashable) September 7, 2020
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