Lighting American landmarks like the White House is a fun tradition but not while former President Obama had his hands on it. He lit the White House in proud support of the LBGTQ community in rainbow colors, but wouldn’t light it blue to honor the fallen police offers gunned down during another Black Lives Matter protest where they heroically protected the protesters from a madman with a gun. He flat out refused, stating that he paid his respects at the memorial and that was enough.
Fortunately, we have a new President now. One who honors the people who deserve it and keeps his promises to his dear friends.
On Friday, President Trump announced that the White House will be lit blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. He kept his word and the White House was lit up Blue on Sunday as Trump’s way to invite Americans to learn about autism and what to do to help people with it.
Freedom Daily reports:
“I invite all Americans to Light it Up Blue, which Melania and I will do at the White House,” he said in a statement. “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.”
According to Sean Spicer, blue is a special color because it reflects the efforts of Donald Trumps close friend’s wife Suzanne Wright who founded Autism Speaks in 2006, it is the color of the logo. Spicer shared that Trump had promised “the late wife of his friend Bob Wright that he would illuminate the White House in blue if he won the election.”