As Donald Trump officially became the 45th president of the United States at noon on Friday, the official government website deleted its pages on LGBTQ rights, climate change, civil rights, disabilities and health care.
Vice’s Motherboard site reports the change took place at noon as the official White House website, whitehouse.gov was handed over from the Obama administration.
The official page linking to LGBTQ rights (WhiteHouse.gov/LGBT) now redirects to a page encouraging visitors to sign up for updates from Trump or displays a broken link with the message, “The requested page ‘/lgbt’ could not be found.”
LGBTQ advocacy agency GLAAD tweeted that a search for “LGBTQ” on the website yields zero results.
The page formerly dedicated to civil rights, now displays a page called “Standing Up For Our Law Enforcement Community” with inaccurate information. Daily Beast reports the page falsely states, “In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent.” The accurate statistics reported by the Chicago Tribune state that homicides in Washington, D.C. dropped by 17 percent between 2015 and 2016.
Now, climate change is also a thing of the past on the new White House website.
Not only has the site dedicated to climate change been deleted (whitehouse.gov/energy/climate-change), all reference to “climate change” and “global warming” have been scrubbed from the site.
Also missing is the page on disabilities, as noted by a Twitter user.
Twitter users were quick to voice their anger over the changes and criticize the Trump administration.