The Week The Judicial Branch Didn't Exist On The White House Website
In elementary school, you learn there are three branches of the federal government. But if you had looked on the new Donald Trump White House website before Monday morning, you would have only seen two: the executive and legislative.
The judiciary did not appear on a general menu leading viewers to main pages, such as the pages for the executive and legislative branches.
This addition comes after many people commented about the nonexistent page on social media this past weekend.
Websites like the National Archives and the Internet Archive allow viewers to look back at the White House sites from previous administrations. Should someone want to see exactly how it looked under presidents Clinton, Bush or Obama, they can access the "frozen in time" sites.
Cool. The man who had the Judicial Branch of government deleted from the White House website is going to announce his pick for SCOTUS.— Bridezilla of El Dorado (@SamGrittner) January 30, 2017
Other changes under President Trump include climate change and health care being bumped from the "Top Issues" list. And LGBT rights was taken off the site. And a Spanish version of the site is yet to come.
As Politico reported, the Trump White House will be keeping a design and shell similar to the website under Obama — "with a larger reboot planned a bit later in 2017."
Cecilia Mazanec is the NPR digital news intern.
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