Donald Trump hasn’t even been the President of the United States for more than an hour and he’s already made some drastic changes.
The Daily Beast reports that WhiteHouse.gov immediately wiped pages on LGBT rights, civil rights, climate change, and health care from its “issues” section after Trump took the oath of office. The first new post on the site is titled “America First Energy Plan,” in which the new administration vows to discard the Obama-era Climate Action Plan, as well as the Waters of the US rule, a blockbuster piece of legislation designed to protect American water bodies.
The new “America First Foreign Policy” page discusses the defeat of ISIS and the renegotiation of NAFTA and other trade deals, but made no mention of Russia or China. The Civil Rights page had the most shocking makeover, as it’s now titled “Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community” and replaces concerns with how police act with a demand for more cops. It also reportedly paints predominantly Black inner cities as shooting galleries. The page even made a false claim: “In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent,” when, in fact, homicides in Washington, D.C. were down in 2016 over 2015.
What a “start” for our new POTUS..