The White House promised to restore a petitions site that was critical of President Trump. It hasn’t.

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The White House took down the popular “We The People” petitions website, started by Barack Obama’s administration, in December, with the promise that the site would be restored by “late January.” As of 3 p.m. on Jan. 31, the site, which allows citizens to post petitions that require a White House response when they meet a certain number of signatures, is still down.

Among its most popular petitions was one calling for President Donald Trump to put his businesses and financial assets in a blind trust (356,000 signatures), and another calling for him to resign (138,000), both above the 100,000 threshold used during the Obama years to initiate a formal response. The White House has not responded to a petition since Trump took office.


The White House promised to restore a petitions site that was critical of Trump. It hasn’t.