Monday, 23 January 2017
Hurricane Trump hits America: President deletes gay rights, other laws scrapped as Taliban threaten US
Emerging reports suggests that Donald Trump's new administration has deleted swathes of Barack Obama's pet policies from the White House website. Daily Mail reports that deleted from thewebsite were the phrases 'LGBT' rights and 'climate change.' A page in the issues section promoted an 'America First Energy Plan' that included a support for clean coal technology. The only reference to the climate is the elimination of an Obama-era environmental initiative to reduce carbon initiatives. Hurricane Trump hits America: President deletes gay rights, other laws scrapped as Taliban threaten US Chicago Tribune reports that The issues page of Trump's White House offered no new plans or policies but rather a rehash of many of his most prominent campaign promises - a signal to the nation that Trump, more pragmatic than ideological, plans to implement at least the key guideposts of his campaign vision. His policies include plans to both withdraw from and renegotiate major trade deals, grow the nation's military and increase cyber-security capabilities, build a wall at the nation's southern border and deport undocumented immigrants who have committed violent crimes. Several social issues disappeared from the WhiteHouse.gov site Friday, including a page dedicated to LGBT rights.