Trump orders governors to open places of worship because they provide ‘essential services’ amid the pandemic

WASHINGTON DC — President Donald Trump announced on May 22 that his administration is deeming churches, synagogues and mosques ‘essential’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He warned to override governors if their states did not comply with new federal recommendations.

“Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics essential, but have left our churches and houses of worship. It’s not right. So I’m correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential.”

Trump called on governors to reopen places of worship this Memorial Day weekend, saying the country needs more prayers during these tough times.

“If there’s any question, they’re going to have to call me, but they’re not going to be successful in that call.”

On Memorial Day Weekend, states across the country are preparing for big crowds outdoors, and officials are taking steps to keep people safe — from social distancing circles in parks, to limited or closed beaches.

Trump issued a stern warning to the World Health Organization — saying he wants the United Nations agency to start work ‘now’ on an independent review of its coordinated international response to the pandemic, or he would make permanent a temporary freeze on U.S. funding.

Trump wants the WHO to commit to ‘substantive improvements’ within the next 30 days.

The WHO leadership defended its actions.

“Since the beginning of the pandemic who has worked day and night to coordinate the global response at all three levels of the organisation,” said director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

There are now over 5.1 million cases of COVID 19 all over the world, with more than 300,000 deaths.

The U.S. accounts for nearly 1/3 of the world’s cases, with close to 1.6 million, and over 95,000 deaths.

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  • MARIO
    25 May 2020 at 12:41 pm - Reply

    To win a presidential election, to be safe, a candidate should get over 61 Million votes. America is 74% Christian or Evangelicals. TRUMP insist on the opening of Churches, this will win evangelical votes. Some Democrat does NOT want to open called PLACE of Worships, use common sense, they will regret this coming election.

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