The President of the United States, Donald Trump has declared that churches are “essential services” and ordered governors to allow places of worship to reopen.
Here is what he said in a briefing to reporters on Friday, May 22:
“Today I’m identifying houses of worship — churches, synagogues and mosques — as essential places that provide essential services.
“Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship, It’s not right. So I’m correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential.”
Trump continues explaining why this is important:
He continued: “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.”
“These are places that hold our society together and keep our people united.”
Immediately after the announcement, Trump left the briefing room podium.
You can watch the video below: