On its first day in power, the Trump administration has removed a webpage from whitehouse.gov that highlighted the federal government’s commitment towards giving people with disabilities access to education and employment.
The archived website, which can be viewed here, purported Obama’s dedication towards assisting the “19 percent of Americans (who) live with disabilities.”
The page now looks like this:
The Trump administration has also deleted a Dept of Justice report on advancing LGBT workforce opportunities, and has purged all mention of climate change from whitehouse.gov.
Trump made no campaign promises to the disabled community, but he was heavily criticized during his campaign for crudely mocking a reporter who suffers from a chronic condition that impairs the movement of his arms.
Nathan Wellman is a Los Angeles-based journalist, author, and playwright. Follow him on Twitter: @LightningWOW