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Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright says she is ready to register as Muslim in a show of solidarity.
Albright tweeted Wednesday: "I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish. I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity." Albright also tweeted Wednesday that "America must remain open to people of all faiths & backgrounds."
President Donald Trump during his campaign proposed a temporary ban on foreign Muslims entering the U.S. and at one point suggested requiring Muslims already in the country to register. While those proposals evolved, Trump never explicitly took a Muslim ban off the table.
Albright served under President Bill Clinton. She didn't say where or how she would register as a Muslim.
President Donald Trump is expected to turn back to the economy Thursday, signing a notice to Congress that he plans to start bilateral trade negotiations with most of the countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership pact. That's according to a White House official. On Monday, Trump moved to pull the U.S. out of the 12-nation Pacific Rim agreement, which he said would be damaging for American workers. Instead, he said he wanted to negotiate with countries individually.
The official insisted on anonymity in order to confirm the executive action ahead of Trump's announcement.
— Julie Pace
President Donald Trump is making his first flight on Air Force One Thursday.
Trump is traveling to Philadelphia to address Republican lawmakers gathered for a party retreat. Vice President Mike Pence will also attend the GOP event.
Trump flew to Washington for the inauguration on one of the government's blue and white planes. But the planes are only considered to be Air Force One when the president is on board.