Trump demands governors allow churches to open
President Trump on Friday ordered governors to allow houses of worship to open immediately, declaring them “essential” to American life during COVID-19.
“The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now, this weekend,” Trump said, during brief remarks at the White House that his press shop had touted as a briefing.
Trump took no questions, however, and left immediately after his brief statement.
“If they don't do it I will override the governors. America we need more prayer, not less.”