What to know about the controversial new Trump administration website
USA Today: Trump administration website will feature controversial articles on hot topics including immigration, religion and climate change, according to a draft executive order that was leaked by a White House official.
The executive order titled “Enhancing the Efficiency and Simplicity of Federal Government Operations” outlines an ambitious agenda to modernize the federal government by eliminating bureaucratic duplication, streamlining programs and creating a streamlined, more efficient way to execute federal programs.
The goal is to create a government that “fosters a level playing field for the free exchange of ideas, information, knowledge, and services” among the federal workforce.
The website will include articles that focus on current issues such as immigration, education, women’s rights and climate and the first draft of the order is titled, “Enacting a Policy to Advance the Science and Technology Policy Agenda.”
The executive directive says the “future of the United States” will be a “nation of innovators” and that the Trump administration will “develop an approach to the 21st century that focuses on innovation and entrepreneurship, not bureaucracy and waste.”
While the website may seem like a bold proposal, many have criticized it for the same reason: it’s written in code and without any guidance from Congress.
Many have criticized the Trump White House for its lack of direction and transparency in its development of the White House website, and the president has expressed his skepticism about the website.
“There’s no direction,” he said during a recent White House press briefing.
There’s no plan.
It’s not something I’d want to have on the Whitehouse website.
I’d love to have it on my website.
But you know what?
I don’t think there’s any way that we’re going to have a Whitehouse.
It might be a great idea, but it’s not going to be the website.”
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