President Trump ordered governors to reopen churches in states where church services are banned. Open the churches, or I will, he said in a tersely-worded statement on Friday.
In his daily coronavirus press conference, Trump declared all churches should open for Memorial Day weekend. He said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance to governors declaring places of worship "an essential part of life," allowing them to reopen as of this weekend.
He said if governors had any questions they could call him at the White House, but they're not going to be successful changing his mind.
Trump made it clear that if governors refused to open the churches, he would "override the governors."
Trump added: "In America we need more prayer -- not less!"
Watch Trump's press conference below.
Question: do you plan to attend church services this weekend?
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