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President Donald Trump holds up a signed Executive Order in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The executive orders on the White House website don't match the ones Trump signed


The versions of President Trump's executive orders that were posted to aren't the same as the orders Trump actually signed, USA Today reported.

The versions posted online contain some minor grammatical and formatting differences, but in some cases more significant errors were made. 

The official version of an executive order is published by the Federal Register, but that can come days after an order is publicly signed.

Two big errors

The travel ban order required an in-person interview for anyone seeking a non-immigrant visa, referring to a section of the Immigration and Naturalization Act. But the version posted online  referred to a section of legal code that requires not an interview, but a physical and mental exam.

Another order on administration ethical standards refers to "section 207 of title 28" of the U.S. Code. That doesn't exist. The Federal Register version correctly points to section 207 of title 18. 

These last-minute edits suggest the Trump White House needs to revisit their vetting, sign-off and publication processes for executive orders.
John Wonderlich, Sunlight Foundation

Advocates for government transparency said these minor differences pose a significant problem. 

The Trump administration has made several public typos, including one on an a poster.

The Department of Education also misspelled the name of black author W.E.B. Du Bois.

Trump said Betsy DeVos went through an 'unfair trial' before becoming education secretary

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