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Trump the Truth: A Timeline of Assaults on Free Expression

The Trump the Truth timeline, maintained and updated by PEN America during the first year of the Trump Administration, was used to track important developments during the Trump Administration that posed a threat to undermine free expression and press freedoms.

Events documented in this timeline include attacks on the institution of the press; attacks on free expression; attacks on those who disagree with the administration’s agenda; issues regarding freedom of information and government transparency; and instances when the administration has distorted or undermined the truth. This timeline is intended to be comprehensive, but not exhaustive, of the first year of the administration.

To learn more about free expression under the Trump Administration, read PEN America’s 2017 report, Trump the Truth: Free Expression in the President’s First 100 Days.