Trump the Truth: A Timeline of Assaults on Free Expression


This timeline tracks important developments during the Trump Administration that threaten 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 meant to be comprehensive, but not exhaustive. If you wish to submit an incident for our consideration, please contact We will update this timeline as relevant developments arise.

Trump the Truth is a project of PEN America’s #LouderTogether campaign. To learn more about free expression under the Trump Administration, read PEN America’s new report Trump the Truth: Free Expression in the President’s First 100 Days.


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