President Donald Trump called on Friday, the governors of american States to allow the reopening of places of worship “immediately” in spite of the outbreak of coronavirus, and threatened to do so himself, even if these are not folded not.
“Today, I consider the places of worship (such as churches, synagogues, and mosques) to be essential places that provide essential services,” he said in a press conference at the White House. “I urge the governors to allow our churches and places of worship to reopen immediately “.
“If they don’t, I will pass in addition to the governors,” said Donald Trump, without however specifying how they would. In the United States, the policy of re-opening depend on the authorities of each federated State.
“Some of the governors have designated the stores to sell alcohol, and clinics where abortions are practiced, such as essential, but have left the churches and other places of worship. This is a mistake, ” said the billionaire republican, very popular among conservative evangelicals.
“I repair this injustice by declaring places of worship, as essential,” he announced, adding that the Centres for prevention and disease control (CDC) would issue health recommendations for these places at his request.
“In America, we need more prayer, not less,” concluded Donald Trump before leaving the press conference without answering any questions.