President Trump has ordered churches and mosques to reopen, threatened to override governors who refuse to reopen them this weekend.
During a white house briefing on Friday Trump said: “It’s not right I’m calling houses of worship essential.”
“If there’s any question, they’re going to have to call me, but they’re not going to be successful in that call.
“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.”
“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.