US President Donald Trump on Friday ordered governors to reopen worship centres; churches, synagogues and mosques “right now,” while also threatening to “override” state leaders’ restrictions if they do not do so by the weekend.
In the words of Donald Trump, it was an “injustice” that some state leaders have allowed “liquor stores and abortion clinics” to stay open during the Covid-19 pandemic while closing houses of worship.
It’s not right,” Trump said. “I’m calling houses of worship essential.”
“If there’s any question, they’re going to have to call me, but they’re not going to be successful in that call,” Trump said of state leaders.
“The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now, for this weekend,”
“If they don’t do it, I will override the governors.”
“It’s not right,” ”This move is aimed at correcting this injustice.”
“If there’s any question, they’re going to have to call me, But they are not going to be successful in that call.”
“In America, we need more prayer,” “Not less.” Mr Trump said before leaving the briefing room.
The White House had recently fought with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make its forthcoming guidelines for reopening areas of worship more lenient, NBC News reported Thursday.