The New White House Website Doesn’t Include A Spanish Version

White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the White House has “IT folks working overtime” to get the website “up to speed.”

January 23, 2017
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As Donald Trump took the oath office on January 20, the White House website was promptly changed over to reflect the change in administration. As many reported, the new White House website did not include webpages — such as those dedicated to civil rights, LGBT, the Affordable Care Act, and more — that had been active during the Obama administration. As The Washington Post points out, the Trump administration White House website also doesn't include a Spanish-language version.

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During the first official press conference of Trump's presidency on Monday, White House press secretary Sean Spicer responded to a question about the absence of a Spanish version of the website. "We hit the ground running on day one," Spicer told the White House press corps. "There was a lot to do and we had done a lot of work on the website to make sure that we were prepared to get as much information up as fast as possible."

He continued, "We are continuing to build out the website, both in the issue areas and then that area, but we have the IT folks working overtime right now to continue to get all of that up to speed. Trust me, it's just gonna take a little bit more time, but we're working piece by piece to get that done."

Some governmental agencies still have their websites available in Spanish, including the HealthCare.gov webpage.

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