2.8" TFT LCD graphicstest sketch not working

I'm new to arduino. I have a new arduino uno r3 and have the ide version 1.8.1 running and communicating with the board.

I purchased a 2.8" tft lcd for arduinno uno but when I load the graphicstest sketch it does not work. The code compiles and it uploads fine. When I bring up the serial monitor it shows the code executing but the screen stays white.

I just noticed the display I bought is for the arduino uno wp. Is that an issue? Is there any way I can troubleshoot this?