President Donald Trump speaks while standing with the U.S. Air Force Falcons football team before presenting them with the Commander-in-Chief trophy, in the Rose Garden at the White House, on May 2, 2017 in Washington, DC.
President Donald Trump may sign a divisive executive order on religious liberty as soon as Thursday, Politico reported, citing multiple people familiar with the situation.
A previous draft version of the measure — which the White House backed away from earlier this year — would have given “broad exemptions” to claim religious objections in various situations, according to Politico. Lawyers are still working on the draft language, the outlet said. Politico added that the White House has invited conservative leaders to the White House on Thursday for the National Day of Prayer.
Vice President Mike Pence is known for pushing for religious freedom measures when he was governor of Indiana.
Still, plans for possible executive orders that did not come to pass have leaked out of the White House before.