The White House is occasionally lit up to commemorate various things. Barack Obama, for example, notoriously lit up the White House in rainbow lights to celebrate the legalization of same-sex marriage. Not many Americans approved of that… but what Donald Trump did this weekend will have a lot of people cheering.
Friday, Trump announced that the White House would be lit up blue in honor of World Autism Awareness Day. And as promised, the White House shone blue on Sunday. He also asked that all Americans join him in learning about autism and how best to support autistic people.“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.”