US President Donald Trump has designating all places of worship – including churches, synagogues and mosques open saying is wrong for some state governors to designate ‘liquor stores and abortion clinics’ as ‘essential services’ but keep places of worship closed.
Reacting to the move by state governors of keeping “liquor stores and abortion centres” open during the lockdown while keeping places of worship shuttered, Trump said in the White House briefing room.
It’s not right. 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 has only released guidelines for states and regional leaders to follow as they combat the disease.
According to data from Johns Hopkins University,More than 1.58 million cases and at least 95,052 deaths from the coronavirus have been confirmed in the U.S. so far