Donald Trump will not be ‘El Presidente,’ judging from the website his White House launched on Friday.
The new whitehouse.gov, unlike the online home of the Obama administration, has no Spanish-language content.
From The Daily Mail
Visiting the old White House website address for content ‘en Español’ brings Web surfers to an error page.
The newly minted president made a point during the Republican primary season of his preference for immigrants to learn English, mocking former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for speaking Spanish on the campaign trail.
‘We have a country where to assimilate, you have to speak English,’ Trump declared during a September 2015 debate.
‘We have to have assimilation to have a country,’ Trump added. ‘We have to have assimilation. … This is a country where we speak English, not Spanish.’
Then-candidate Trump told ABC News weeks earlier that ‘while we’re in this nation, we should be speaking English.’
Trump uttered only Spanish word during the 23 debates and televised forums in which he participated, and it didn’t help him.
‘We have some bad hombres here, and we’re gonna get ’em out,’ he said in an October debate with Hillary Clinton, referring to illegal immigrants who remained in the United States despite convictions for violent crimes.
The chairman and CEO of U.S. English, the nation’s most vocal advocate of making English the official language of the United States, told DailyMail.com that the Trump administration shouldn’t give Spanish-speakers any special dispensation.
‘Maybe if they’re going to do it in Spanish, they should also use all 323 languages spoken in the United States, right?’ asked Mauro Mujica. ‘Why just one and not the other 322?’
Mujica cautioned that while ‘we have no problem with it,’ the English-only White House website might only be temporary as the new administration comes up to speed.
‘I would assume they’re deciding in how many languages they want to do it,’ he said, but ‘English is the de-facto official language of this country.’
‘I know many of those people including the president, but nobody has asked us what they should do,’ Mujica acknowledged.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer directed questions about the English-only website to media affairs director Helen Aguirre Ferré.
Spicer took a question about Spanish-language website content during his first official press briefing hours later.
‘We are continuing to build out the website both in the issue areas and then that area,’ he said.
‘But we’ve got the IT folks working overtime right now to continue to get all of that up to speed. And trust me, it’s just going to take a little bit more time but we’re working piece-by-piece to get that done.’
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