The Trump administration is 'temporarily' removing the White House petition website according to the Associated Press. The site, called 'we the people' had been created by President Trump's predecessor former President Barack Obama.
The White House is temporarily removing a petition tool from its website after 11 months of silence, promising to respond to public concerns next year. The Trump administration said the platform, used extensively by critics and less frequently by allies, will be removed at midnight Tuesday and return in late January as a new site.
The Trump administration has yet to respond to any one of the 17 petitions to have reached over 100,000 signatures, the threshold required for an official White House response. The White House claims that the site will return next year.
The official said the move will save taxpayers $1.3 million annually. Initially named “We the People” by the Obama administration, the site launched in 2011.