Here is what others are saying about the order:
Jaweed Jaleem at the Los Angeles Times on how religious leaders who push politics end up in trouble.
Daniel Silliman offers some historical reflection from the early 20th century.
The Economist says Trump “released a dud.”
Writing at the National Review, David French says the order is “worse than useless.”
Over at The Washington Post Sarah Pulliam Bailey says that the order was a “boost” to white evangelicals.
Caleb Gayle wonders if the order will “embolden progressive Christians.”
The Chicago Tribune calls is an “executive order of religious nothingness.”
Alissa Wilkinson at VOX points out that the order “doesn’t come close to his campaign promises.”
David Harsanyi at The Federalist calls the order “a big disappointment.”
Paul Waldman calls is a “scam.”
The Los Angeles Times says Trump “exaggerates a threat to religious freedom.”
Dahlia Lithwack at Slate describes the executive order as a “nonsolution to a nonproblem–with a dangerous side effect.”
Terry Mattingly says the order produced a “groan on the right” and a “snicker” from the ACLU.