After Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, his first move came swifter than expected. With the former reality star's team taking control of the WhiteHouse.gov, they wiped off any and every mention of civil rights, climate change, LGBT rights and healthcare from the site.
The website had "issues" tabs devoted to these topics under the 44th President of the US, Barrack Obama. President Trump had kicked up row after he said climate change was nothing but a conspiracy The page on climate change was replaced with a page titled "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."
Heard a lot about ObamaCare? Searching for healthcare on WhiteHouse.gov? LOL!
America's views on civil rights? It does not have any. Netizens wondered what would one expect from the president who trash-talked Georgia Rep. and prominent civil rights leader John Lewis. The page on civil rights was replaced with a page titled "Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community" that says: "In our nation's capital, killings have risen by 50 per cent," which is false, as homicides in Washington, D.C. were down in 2016 over 2015.
The LGBT rights' page? What do you think?
Trump's campaign website actually 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.
Some have noted that it's a standard protocol for the new administration to delete all existing materials on the official site. So it might be the case that this is just an oversight and Trump administration is working on developing it. But meanings are read into it given the impulsive and divisive stances of Trump.