We all remember that the White House lit up with rainbow-colors after the Supreme Court ruled in favor of gay marriage.
And the White House was purple after the death of Prince. And pink for breast-cancer awareness.
But President Obama refuses to light up the White House “blue” to support the fallen police officers in Dallas, Texas.
Why? Because politics:
… Today, Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said the White House would not light up the facade in blue to celebrate the lives of the five fallen police officers in Dallas:
“I can tell you that’s not something we plan to do at this point.”
On Friday, Jon Adler, president of the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association, in a statement formally asked the White House to consider this public show of support for the fallen officers, and for law enforcement in general, following the ambush shooting deaths of five officers in Dallas:
“While we appreciate the President’s proclamation to have our flag flown at half-mast in honor of our fallen Dallas police heroes, I respectfully request that he demonstrate his full respect for their ultimate sacrifice by illuminating the White House in blue.
Actions speak louder than scripted words, and the honorable act of displaying law enforcement’s ‘Thin Blue Line’ at the White House would demonstrate the President’s sincere commitment to our fallen heroes and their families.”
Today, the White House said the action wasn’t necessary, and that the president had already adequately displayed his support:
“The president has chosen to acknowledge this loss and pay tribute to these heroes in a variety of other ways, including: ordering flags lowered to half staff, traveling to Dallas to speak at the memorial service and spending a substantial amount of time after the service visiting with the families of those who were lost.”