For the purposes of this list we will count all of the “resignations” in our government, like former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as dismissals or firings. These are times that Donald Trump canceled the people he had ostensibly hired to help run the government for the American people. The turnover of Trump’s White House staff in the first year of his reign was considerably higher than the previous five most recent presidents, as the Brookings Institute has chronicled.
According to Wikipedia, since the end of May of 2020 “there have been 415 unique names dismissed and/or resigned” from this Trump administration. That includes all those names that seem like a billion years ago now: luminary opportunists like Reince Priebus, John Kelly, H.R. McMaster, John Bolton, Scaramucci, Omarosa, and James Mattis. That’s just a handful. And most of those people were detestable in the first place. Then there’s the list of people like former Army Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman and climate scientist Joel Clement, who seem to have been trying to work in the government under the mistaken belief that they should be proud, honorable, and have integrity in their work.
But back to Trump trying to use his position of power, both before and after becoming president, to destroy his perceived enemies for … usually demanding justice for humans.
Trump has called for boycotts against and/or firings of:
Rolling Stone magazine
New York Magazine
Vanity Fair magazine Editor Graydon Carter
The Wall Street Journal’s entire editorial board
The Dallas Morning News and seemingly all local Arizona newspapers
Organizations and businesses:
Glenfiddich (the Scotch)
AT&T (with twofer that includes CNN again)
Any and all athletes who kneel during the playing of the National Anthem
The country of Mexico
The country of Scotland
The country of Italy
This is not the definitive list. But I think I may have developed carpal tunnel syndrome just typing it. I’m sure you can add more below.