The Donald J. Trump presidential library website went live on President Trump’s final day in the White House Wednesday.
The home page features a quote from President Trump, made during the State of the Union address on February 2, 2020: “America is the place where anything can happen. America is the place where anyone can rise. And here, on this land, on this soil, on this continent, the most incredible dreams come true.”
The 15th Presidential Library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration, Trump’s library website includes subcategories on President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, Frequently Asked Questions, Archived Social Media, Archived Websites, and a page about presidential libraries.
The website notes a number of Trump’s accomplishments as president, including reforming the U.S. tax code, renegotiating trade agreements with Mexico, Canada, China, Japan, and South Korea, expanding the military, improving access to healthcare for veterans, responding to the opioid crisis, responding to the COVID-19 global pandemic, lowering the cost of prescription drugs, in addition to appointing Federal judges and nominating three U.S. Supreme Court justices.
The website also states the Trump Administration’s work included “defeating the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS).”
According to the website, Melania Trump is the first First Lady to be a naturalized citizen. She dedicated her role to a number of issues impacting children, and launched the BE BEST campaign in 2018. The campaign focused on social and emotional health in children, understanding the positive and negative effects of social media on children, and how to protect children from opioid abuse.
In her ongoing effort to raise awareness about opioid abuse, the First Lady “frequently visited hospitals and care centers to meet with pediatric patients. Mrs. Trump also traveled both domestically and internationally to speak with students directly to understand the issues they are challenged with today.”
Also on the website is an archived version of the White House website under Donald Trump’s administration. The archive includes everything from Executive Orders issued by President Trump to the First Lady’s BE BEST campaign.
It also includes the 1776 Report, which President Joe Biden removed from the current White House website on his first day in office.
An attempt to “restore understanding of the greatness of the American founding,” the “1776 Commission—comprised of some of America’s most distinguished scholars and historians—has released a report presenting a definitive chronicle of the American founding, a powerful description of the effect the principles of the Declaration of Independence have had on this Nation’s history, and a dispositive rebuttal of reckless “re-education” attempts that seek to reframe American history around the idea that the United States is not an exceptional country but an evil one.”
Created by the National Archives, the presidential libraries hold records and historical materials of United States presidents.
“…from memos transmitted inside the White House, to letters that Presidents wrote to citizens, to records of the policy decisions that changed the way the government operates, to ceremonial and personal artifacts of the President’s administration, political and personal life,” the website stated. “Newer Libraries now preserve and make available electronic records, including email and digital images.”