- New whitehouse.gov website has only English-language content
- Obama administration made a point of including Spanish on its main website
- President Trump made a point during his campaign of urging Spanish-speaking immigrants to ‘assimilate’ by learning to speak English
- Chairman & CEO of advocacy group ‘U.S. English’ says there are 323 languages spoken in the U.S. and Spanish shouldn’t get special treatment
- It’s unclear whether the English-only site is temporary or final but White House press secretary Sean Spicer hinted that Spanish content could be coming
Donald Trump will not be ‘El Presidente,’ judging from the website his White House launched on Friday.
The new whitehouse.gov, unlike the online home of the Obama administration, has no Spanish-language content.
Visiting the old White House website address for content ‘en Español’ brings Web surfers to an error page.
The newly minted president made a point during the Republican primary season of his preference for immigrants to learn English, mocking former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for speaking Spanish on the campaign trail.
ENGLISH ONLY: The new White House website has only an error message where the Obama administration’s Spanish-language content used to be
EARLY DAYS: President Donald Trump, shown Monday after signing executive orders, hasn’t yet weighed in on making English the official language of the United States
‘We have a country where to assimilate, you have to speak English,’ Trump declared during a September 2015 debate.
‘We have to have assimilation to have a country,’ Trump added. ‘We have to have assimilation. … This is a country where we speak English, not Spanish.’
Then-candidate Trump told ABC News weeks earlier that ‘while we’re in this nation, we should be speaking English.’
Trump uttered only Spanish word during the 23 debates and televised forums in which he participated, and it didn’t help him.
‘We have some bad hombres here, and we’re gonna get ’em out,’ he said in an October debate with Hillary Clinton, referring to illegal immigrants who remained in the United States despite convictions for violent crimes.
The chairman and CEO of U.S. English, the nation’s most vocal advocate of making English the official language of the United States, told DailyMail.com that the Trump administration shouldn’t give Spanish-speakers any special dispensation.
‘Maybe if they’re going to do it in Spanish, the