White House aims for Thursday signing of religious liberty executive order

May 3, 2017

By TIMOTHY ALBERTA and SHANE GOLDMACHER

President Donald Trump has invited conservative leaders to the White House on Thursday for what they expect will be the ceremonial signing of a long-awaited—and highly controversial—executive order on religious liberty, according to multiple people familiar with the situation.

Two senior administration officials confirmed the plan, though one cautioned that it hasn’t yet been finalized, and noted that lawyers are currently reviewing and fine-tuning the draft language. Thursday is the National Day of Prayer, and the White House was already planning to celebrate the occasion with faith leaders.

The signing would represent a major triumph for Vice President Mike Pence—whose push for religious-freedom legislation backfired mightily when he served as governor of Indiana—and his allies in the conservative movement.

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One comment on “White House aims for Thursday signing of religious liberty executive order”

  • @OP – President Donald Trump has invited conservative leaders to the White House on Thursday for what they expect will be the ceremonial signing of a long-awaited—and highly controversial—executive order on religious liberty, according to multiple people familiar with the situation.

    It does seem to be Trump method of confirming “alternative facts”. . . . . .
    Pronounce them in front of a cheering crowd of biased irrational muppets!

    Two senior administration officials confirmed the plan,
    though one cautioned that it hasn’t yet been finalized,
    and noted that lawyers are currently reviewing and fine-tuning the draft language.

    Thursday is the National Day of Prayer, and the White House was already planning to celebrate the occasion with faith leaders.

    Ah! – But!
    Those faith and corruption-interpretation bias-blinkers, can work wonders on the constitutional texts separating church(es) and state!

    Humpty-Dumpty would be proud!

    ‘When I use a word,’ Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’

    Going on past appointments, we can expect Trump to have selected and bought “lawyers”, with the required interpretation skills!



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