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President Trump said he will move to designate churches and other houses of worship as essential services in a Friday announcement at the White House.
Trump claimed he would “override” governors who did not open up their houses of worship for in-person services, although he likely does not have the authority to do so.
“I call upon governors to allow our churches and places of worship to open right now. 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.

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President Donald Trump said he will move to designate churches and other houses of worship as essential services in a Friday announcement at the White House.

Trump added that he would “override” governors who don’t open up their houses of worship for in-person services, although he likely does not have the authority to do so because ofthe 10th amendment to the Constitution, which delegates all powers not explicitly designated to the federal government in the Constitution to the states.

“I call upon governors to allow our churches and places of worship to open right now. If there’s any question, they’re going to have to call me, but they’re not going to be successful in that call. These are places that hold our society together and keep our people united, the people are demanding to go to church and synagogues, go to their Mosque,” Trump said.

“Ministers, pastors, rabbis, and imams and other faith leaders will make sure their congregations are safe as they gather and pray….they love their congregations, they love their people, they don’t want anything bad to happen to them or to anyone else. The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now,” Trump said.

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“If they don’t do it, I will override the governors,” he added.

This comes after the White House rejected guidelines drafted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for reopening places of worship.

Trump: 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. In America, we need more prayer, not less. pic.twitter.com/Tmd2T5zB16

— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) May 22, 2020

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