Sometimes, the White House is lit in different colors for various causes. For example, President Barack Obama shamefully covered the White House in rainbow lights to celebrate the legalization of “same sex marriage.”
But what President Donald J. Trump just did to the White House yesterday has millions of Americans cheering!
The White House was turned blue to promote World Autism Awareness Day, as promised.
As the AP reports:
Spokesman Sean Spicer says President Donald Trump is keeping a promise to the late wife of his friend Bob Wright that he would illuminate the White House in blue if he won the election.
Bob Wright and his wife, Suzanne, founded the advocacy group Autism Speaks in 2005. The organization uses the color blue in its logo.
Suzanne Wright died in 2016.
Spicer says it’s in honor of the Wrights that the White House on Sunday will help draw attention to a “great cause.”
The White House’s official Facebook post is going viral, with more than 24,000 “likes” overnight:
As President Trump said in a statement, “I invite all Americans to Light It Up Blue, which Melania and I will do at the White House. 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. On World Autism Awareness Day, we highlight the importance of addressing the causes and improving the treatments for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). We also recognize the importance of identifying ASDs early in a child’s life and of understanding the obstacles faced by people living on the autism spectrum.”
This is a fantastic move by President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Unlike polarizing political issues or left-wing causes, Trump changed the color of the White House to remind us of a critical, bi-partisan, worthy issue. This is classy!
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