Immediately upon Donald Trump taking the oath of office and becoming the 45th President of the United States, the White House website was changed. Dramatically.
Many of Barack Obama’s favorite causes were removed. A visitor to the website will no longer read the terms ‘climate change’ or ‘LGBT’ rights.
The website now displays an ‘America First Energy Plan.’ Folks who had once earned a living through participation in the coal industry should take heart, as the energy plan includes backing for clean coal technology.
Pre-Trump content from the was transferred to ObamaWhiteHouse.gov, where it can still be accessed. The National Archives and Records Administration will maintain that site. But content on the White House website no longer includes former president Obama’s speeches and remarks.
Already posted on the White House website is President Trump’s inauguration speech. The site currently has six pages covering the armed forces, law enforcement, trade, energy, foreign policy, and jobs.
Indicating that repopulating the website is still very much a work in progress, the healthcare section is not there, nor is a page dedicated to immigration.
The issue of immigration does get a mention, but in the section displaying Trump’s support for law enforcement:
“President Trump is committed to building a border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and the violence, and to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities. He is dedicated to enforcing our border laws, ending sanctuary cities, and stemming the tide of lawlessness associated with illegal immigration.
“Supporting law enforcement also means deporting illegal aliens with violent criminal records who have remained within our borders.”
George Takei, Lieutenant Sulu of the original Star Trek series, and anti-Trumper, posted this inauguration day tweet: “The White House removed its climate change web page. And the healthcare, civil rights and LGBT sections. Just thought you should know.”
Well Mr. Takei, the new President and his administration have made clear that they are making the rules now, and they don’t particularly care how peeved you or anyone else bitterly opposing them are. Rest assured, President Trump has views on all the issues, which are based on putting Americans first, and not liberal niche interest groups.
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