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President Donald Trump signs an executive order during an East Room event at the White House March 21, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump signed the executive order to require colleges to support free speech. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Conservatives put pressure on the Trump administration to ensure their free speech and freedom of religion, even if their definition includes silencing or negating the rights of others. In July 2018, President Donald Trump created—through then Attorney General Jeff Sessions—a religious liberty task force at the Justice Department to address some of those concerns.

The move was lauded by the President's Evangelical Christian base but criticized by human rights organizations as a free pass to discriminate in secular arenas while citing religion.

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