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White House Turns Deep Blue To Mark World Autism Awareness Day

Anybody who visited the White House in Washington DC this last Sunday got to enjoy a special treat. Although the building wasn’t white, everyone present enjoyed the unique view of the historic building as President Trump turned the White House blue to keep a campaign promise to a close friend.

The lights on the White House grounds can be changed to make the walls different colors. Lucky viewers this last weekend got to see the president’s home in a dark blue tint.

Keep in mind that President Trump has been a prominent supporter of America’s police force since he began his campaign. But it turns out that President Trump did not turn the White House blue to honor all of the fallen police officers across the country. Trump decided to turn the White House blue to celebrate World Autism Day.

Trump made a public statement about autism and World Autism Day last Friday.

The president said: “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.”

Press secretary Sean Spicer elaborated, noting that Trump ordered the White House turned blue to keep a promise to the late wife of close friend Bob Wright.

Wright is the ex-president and CEO of NBC who helped Trump get started with his reality TV show The Apprentice.

Wright and his wife Suzanne founded the non-profit Autism Speaks back in 2005. The couple had personal experience with the issue because they were grandparents of a child with autism. They had an appreciation for the struggle many families across the globe deal with every day.

Suzanne tragically passed away in 2016, and Trump promised his NBC mentor he would light the White House blue if he became president. So now Trump has kept another campaign promise.

Source: AWM
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