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As a candidate, Trump made no bones about the fact that he was pro-English only, even ridiculing Jeb Bush for speaking Spanish on the campaign trail. Political observers say offering Spanish translations of government materials would clash with his "America First" message:

Trump’s bid for the White House has been powered by working-class white voters and summed up by his slogan — Make America Great Again — that appeals to a bygone era of prosperity whose disappearance is blamed on immigration and globalization.
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Others called the move needlessly nativist and exclusionary, especially since the White House has provided bilingual access to government information since the George W. Bush administration.

How can an administration, whose avowed goal is to make America great, purposely curtail civic engagement and access to vital government information to the 41 million Spanish-speakers who currently live in the U.S.?The U.S. has been home to millions of Spanish speakers since 1848, when the U.S. annexed a large part of Mexican territory. To remove the Spanish language links on WhiteHouse.gov is like slamming the door of the First House of the nation in the face of millions of our fellow citizens.
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Historically, the United States has never been "English-only." In 1790, 25 percent of America's inhabitants spoke languages other than English. The Continental Congress actually translated documents into German and French in order to support ensure support for the American Revolution, and English as an official language was quite intentionally avoided by the founders.

Official English is a move that the founders never thought necessary. America in the 18th century was multilingual, a land permeated by speakers of English, German, French, Swedish, Dutch and Spanish, not to mention the many African languages brought here by slaves, and the even greater number of native languages.
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Not only do Trump's supporters applaud removing bilingual government materials, they want him to make English the official language of the United States.

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Others argue that plenty of other nations are bilingual. 

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