Though President Trump’s gathering of House Republicans in the Rose Garden to celebrate the House’s passage of the AHCA dominated the news Thursday, the president also hosted guests to witness his signing of his Executive Order on Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty.
Pres signs National Day of Prayer Proclamation and Executive Order Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty. pic.twitter.com/yThoqMREAQ
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 4, 2017
That executive order doesn’t really have teeth, though; even the ACLU issued a statement saying, in effect, it wouldn’t bother to sue because there was nothing new worth suing over.
We thought we'd have to sue Trump today. But it turned out the order signing was an elaborate photo-op with no discernible policy outcome.
— ACLU National (@ACLU) May 4, 2017
Even conceding that that signing was little more than a photo-op, we’ll take it, if only to see the Little Sisters of the Poor as honored guests at the White House — that’s a seismic shift.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) May 4, 2017
"Come on up here sister” Trump says, inviting Little Sisters of the Poor to the podium to shake his hand pic.twitter.com/GqBGFwY8pz
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) May 4, 2017
POTUS tells Little Sisters of the Poor, in their fight against contraception requirement In Obamacare, their "long ordeal" will be over pic.twitter.com/SxLJ71zibK
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) May 4, 2017
The Little Sisters of the Poor received a standing ovation at the White House; hopefully they’re enjoying their evening and not surfing social media.
@Acosta Ever read a tweet and want to scream at the top of your lungs?
— GA Garcia (@imagine1969) May 4, 2017
@Acosta Oh my FUCKING god
— Apathy Nomore (@nomore_apathy) May 4, 2017
@Acosta Define ordeal.
— Amy Cosper (@AmyCCosper) May 4, 2017
@Acosta Oh the ordeal, they had to fill out a form. The HORROR.
— Michael Short (@mike_shortjd) May 4, 2017
@Acosta This so disgusting on so many levels. A federal judge will block this EO.
— Steven Cabral (@Steven_Cabral) May 4, 2017
— TrumpIsPutinsCkHlstr (@HappyHappyBeans) May 4, 2017
@Acosta Your long national nightmare of poor people getting health insurance is coming to an end.
— LiberalPaul (@LiberalPaul) May 4, 2017
@Acosta How about the ordeal of raising children you can't afford. They should be ashamed of themselves. Sickening
— PVGBA (@pjl0429) May 4, 2017
@Acosta How can this even be happening? How did America lose the idea of being its brother's keeper?
— Colette Baty (@my_bijutsu) May 4, 2017
@Acosta Religion has no place in law and politics, because nobody can make windows into souls (~ER)
— AParent349 (@AParent34) May 4, 2017
@Acosta "Their fight against" contraception requirements – do you realize how ridiculous it sounds to "fight" such a thing?
— Dorian Satterlee (@deesatte) May 4, 2017
— sparky (@ZapZapHS) May 4, 2017
@Acosta I'm gonna be sick. More unwanted pregnancies is JUST what we need. Just make sure that they don't get healthcare.
— kimwagner (@kimwagner) May 4, 2017
@Acosta I wonder how many of those sisters have adopted children from drug addict parents whose praying did no good.
— Matthew (@bmxftre) May 4, 2017
@Acosta Then they better stock up on diapers for the unwanted children they'll be taking care of.
— Julie Lips (@julielipsss) May 4, 2017
@Acosta Women who are not allowed to have sex shouldn't have a say about contraception, abortion etc. They don't know what they're talking about.
— Sandra (@BerlinSandra78) May 4, 2017
@Acosta Fake believers, spending time with a man who sexually assaults women.
— ?? (@PeteHahn15) May 4, 2017
@Acosta Sweet Jesus, I hope they didn't stand too close to him.. u know since he can't control himself…etc
— Sandy DesChamps (@NonnaSandy) May 4, 2017
— Eileen (@Eileen56133) May 4, 2017
They didn’t say, but they did release a video statement.
— BECKET (@BecketLaw) May 4, 2017
In the event that this order triggers any official government action at all, we will see Trump in court, again. https://t.co/GbIv0Rouwt
— ACLU National (@ACLU) May 4, 2017
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'Obama beats nuns': Little Sisters of the Poor lose battle against contraception mandate http://t.co/NWJC8IQrb0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 15, 2015