White House removes website and social media in Spanish

The Spanish version of the website was first opened in the months that followed the beginning of the Obama administration; Twitter and Facebook Spanish versions were also shut down
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22/01/2017
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The Spanish version of the White House website has been removed shortly after the new U.S. president, Donald Trump, took office.

“Sorry, the page you’re looking for can’t be found” is the message that users can now find when they try to access www.whitehouse.gov/espanol .

The Spanish version of the website was first opened shortly after former U.S. president, Barack Obama, took office. Until recently, the site featured a blog with topics of interest for the Hispanic community.

The White House’s Twitter, @LacasaBlanca, and Facebook accounts in Spanish have also been shut down in a country with over 55 million Spanish speakers.

Trump’s cabinet does not include any Latino figures, additionally, the new U.S. administration has not named a press officer for Hispanic media, a position that was held by journalist Luis Miranda in the former Obama administration.

During his run for presidency, Trump criticized former Florida governor, Jeb Bush, by saying that though he liked the politician “he should set the example and speak English while he were in the U.S.”.

Similar moments took place throughout Trump’s electoral campaign, with his often controversial criticism against the use of Spanish in the U.S.

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