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Freshly printed newspapers with the headline reading “Trump surprises” are seen at a conveyer belt at a printer of the local daily El Diario of Juarez in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Washington, London – Changes conducted by U.S. President Donald Trump included removing the Spanish version of the White House webpage – this caused a shock in the country where Spanish is the second language after English with up to 50 million Hispanics.

During his electoral campaign, Trump promised that U.S. will be for the Americans. He expressed his pride in the English language and stressed that immigrants should learn it.

U.S. President also chose to replace the White House red curtains with golden ones and removed a round carpet that had quotes of Martin Luther King Jr. and other leaders on it.

Unlike rumors, Trump did not remove the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. but only changed its location and put one for former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill instead.

In a previous statement to People Magazine, Trump was asked if the White House will become the Golden House and his answer was, “if elected, I will add some touches but the White House is already a unique place.”

It’s not only Spanish that was taken down but also projects of former U.S. President Barack Obama such as climate change campaigns, women causes and rights of homosexuals in the U.S.

Analysts said Trump has actually started implementing his electoral promises. During the forthcoming days, Trump will meet his Mexican counterpart Enrique Pena Nieto in a pursuit to find a common ground for consensus – Trump’s campaign and statements caused enormous political and economic damage on Mexico whose currency peso collapsed.

Also, a political imprecision prevails in the country following Trump’s commitment to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and make it pay for it.