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Trump's New White House Website Doesn't Mention Civil Rights

Or climate change, or poverty, or healthcare, or LGBTQ people.

VICE Staff

VICE Staff

Photo via Flickr user Gage Skidmore

Along with taking over the official @POTUS Twitter handle, Donald Trump got the keys to the White House website. Unsurprisingly, he's made some changes—erasing Barack Obama's digital legacy and replacing it with, well, not much. 

For instance, references to climate change have been deleted, and in place of Obama's in-depth "Issues" section, which included pages on civil rights, poverty, and violence prevention, among other topics, Trump's administration has put up some vague outlines for six different issues he'd like to tackle as president, including energy and law enforcement.

The new White House promises to target what it describes as a "dangerous anti-police atmosphere in America," pledges in two different places to "rebuild" America's allegedly depleted military, and vows to slash regulations (including those intended to fight climate change) and reduce taxes—all Trump campaign promises. But curiously, there's nothing at all about healthcare reform, which is the first major political fight of the administration. 

There's also nothing on the "Nominations & Appointments" page—so it's possible that any omission is just the result of a brand-new website not being 100 percent complete, rather than a conscious decision.

Oh, also, a bit called "Trade Deals Working for All Americans" appears in its own section and in the section titled "America First Foreign Policy." Is it supposed to be like that?