Civil Rights, Climate Change, and Healthcare Were All Scrubbed from the White House Website

Now what?

Donald Trump
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Donald Trump (opens in new tab) was just sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.

As part of the presidential transition, Trump's team has assumed control of WhiteHouse.gov. So although Trump has only officially been President for a few hours, he now has the liberty to make a few changes. Before today, the "Issues" tab of the website had a section devoted to climate change. That section is completely gone with the website revamp, along with any mention of climate change whatsoever.

It seems as though Trump's new climate change plan is to simply act like it's not there until it goes away!

In the meantime, he'll concentrate on dismantling environmental safeguards:

This is a frightening reality for all of us air-breathers and water-drinkers. 

Elsewhere on the site, it looks like they're not quite ready to accept applications to work in the White House.

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This might not be helpful given the current state of Trump's recruitment drive.

Information on the Affordable Care Act stuff has also been removed from the site.

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The Civil Rights section is also missing:

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And the LGBT section:

Here's what Americans can count on, at the moment:

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