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On Sunday, the tourists who spend their evening outside of the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue were not disappointed. While the building wasn’t White, they got to see history in the making because President Trump, keeping a campaign promise, turned the governmental building blue.
As has been done on many other occasions, the lights on the White House grounds shined onto the magnificent building and turned the walls different shades of colors. And during this past weekend, lucky viewers got to see the building turn a dark blue tint. And for a very special reason…
As you might recall, although America asked former President Obama to turn the White House blue to honor fallen police officers, he refused their call. That among other things lost the democrats the presidential election.
Meanwhile, Trump has been one of the loudest supporters of America’s police force. But he didn’t turn the building blue to honor the thousands of fallen police officers across the country. Instead, Trump turned the White House blue to mark World Autism Day.
On Friday, Trump stood before an adoring crowd and uttered the following potent words, reported The Hill.
“I call upon all Americans to learn more about the signs of autism to improve early diagnosis, understand the challenges faced by those with autism spectrum disorders, and to do what they can to support individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 3, 2017
According to press secretary Sean Spicer, Trump turned the White House blue to keep a promise to the late wife of his friend Bob Wright.
Wright is the former president and CEO of NBC who helped Trump gain notoriety in his popular show The Apprentice. Now the president is paying back what he must.
In 2005, Wright and his wife Suzanne founded the non-profit Autism Speaks. Because they were grandparents of a child with autism, the issue spoke to them and their family. They understood the struggle countless families across America and the world deal with every day.
Their foundation has since raised money for researcher, awareness, and other great benefits for people with autism.
Suzanne took an especially involved hand in the organization. She is credited for designing the puzzle piece logo that you see around the globe. As Bob’s wife for 48-years, her death in 2016 was a tragedy.
Trump promised his former NBC colleague that he would light the White House blue if he won the election. He is just completing another campaign promise.
However, the Blue Lives Matter group are a bit hurt that the White House was not turned blue for their cause.
Back in 2010, the “Light It Up Blue” awareness campaign began. But this is the first time the White House has participated.
Readers on IJR.com shared their comments about the incident:
Lauren Law wrote, “I love how many times I’ve seen the headline “Trump Keeps Campaign Promise”. I remember when Obama did the same…only his promises kept were things that have hurt our nation. Trump is doing a great job keeping promises…even the difficult ones that do not meet the approval of the left.”
What do you think? Is Trump keeping his campaign promises or what?
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