As previously reported here, the Winston Churchill bronze bust, removed by Barack Hussein Obama, is now back in the Oval Office. But the White House website no longer has a “Spanish” language option, nor several issues of importance to Obama such as Climate Change, LGBT Rights, and ObamaCare.
Inverse As of, 1 p.m. Eastern Friday, the sitemap for WhiteHouse.gov looks much, much shorter with just 38 links. Gone is the “En Espanol” option, which given Trump’s opinion of Spanish-speaking people, doesn’t immediately seem like an oversight.
While shorter, Trump’s branding and policy positions do show up: There are links to pages titled “America First Energy Plan,” “America First Foreign Policy,” “Bringing Back Jobs And Growth,” “Making Our Military Strong Again,” and so on.
The page on climate change was replaced with a page entitled “An America First Energy Plan” that ignores climate change entirely and says, “President Trump is committed to eliminating harmful and unnecessary policies such as the Climate Action Plan and the Waters of the U.S. rule.”
The new “America First Foreign Policy” page made no mention of Russia or China, instead discussing the defeat of ISIS and the renegotiation of NAFTA and other trade deals. “If our partners refuse a renegotiation that gives American workers a fair deal, then the President will give notice of the United States’ intent to withdraw from NAFTA,” the page read. The same language was repeated on the new “Trade Deals Working for All Americans” page on Whitehouse.gov.
The page on civil rights was replaced with a page entitled “Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community” that replaces concerns with how police act with a demand for more cops. It also paints predominantly black inner cities as shooting galleries.
“In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent,” the page claims, which is false: homicides in Washington, D.C. were down in 2016 over 2015.
Trump’s campaign website was more robust, featuring pages on a variety of issues and including press releases related to the black community, like “DONALD J. TRUMP’S NEW DEAL FOR BLACK AMERICA.” Now the words “black” or “African-American” do not appear once in any policy sheets on WhiteHouse.gov.
In contrast, President Obama’s WhiteHouse.gov page on his first day in office featured a slate of issues he campaigned on; Trump’s White House page doesn’t even have a policy page on his signature campaign issue: immigration. But you can be sure that will become an important part of the website very soon.
It’s only been one day that he’s been in office, after all.