This is such a hideous and inappropriate thing to say. And just wrong. Many journalists are people of faith. It’s also our job to ask if it’s *safe* for people to go back to churches and other houses of worship. https://t.co/YCdjCSM5Cg
BREAKING: President Trump has declared houses of worship essential services in the United States of America
"Today, I am identifying houses of worship, churches, synagogues, and mosques as essential places that provide essential services."
As Trump leaves the podium after announcing that he has deemed houses of worship 'essential,' a reporter repeatedly asks him, "Mr. President, will you be going to church?" There is no response.
An incredible contrast today.
Trump designates the houses of worship, critical to many Black communities, essential.
While Biden tells Black Americans they aren’t Black if they don’t vote for him.
BREAKING: President Trump has just deemed houses of worship/churches essential!
Governors must allow services, or he will override them.
This is a HUGE win!
Thank you, President Trump!
This is how it's done. THREE reporters in a row hold Kayleigh McEnany to account regarding what gives Trump the legal right to "override" governors on opening houses of worship. More of this.
Referencing "liquor stores and abortion clinics" Trump declares churches and houses of worship as "essential businesses" and must open "right now." He then notes if the governors don't agree “I will override the governors." The 10th Amendment is not a suggestion.
Houses of worship are not essential, but true worship is: “When I was hungry, did you feed me? When I was thirsty, did you give me a drink? When I was a stranger, did you invite me in? When I was naked, did you clothe me? When I was sick and in prison, did you visit me?”
Kayleigh McEnany: "Boy it's interesting to be in a room that desperately wants to seem to see these houses of worship & churches stay closed."
Reporter: "Kayleigh, I object to that. I go to church. I'm dying to go back to church. The question that we're asking... is it it safe?"
“Today I am identifying houses of worship, churches, synagogues, and mosques as essential places that provide essential services.”—@realDonaldTrump
Trump announces houses of worship are ‘essential,’ calls on governors to open them up. "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."
Houses of Worship should make the health of their people their priority not the politics of the President. We should be preaching abundant Life, not flirting w/ death.
BREAKING: Trump calls houses of worship “essential,” because he apparently wants to spread the coronavirus even more than he already has.
TRUMP: "Some governors have deemed liquor stores & abortion clinics essential, but have left out churches ... it's not right. So I am correcting this injustice & am calling houses of worship essential. I call upon governors to allow churches & places of worship to open right now"
BREAKING: President Trump deems Houses of Worship ‘Essential’.
Brilliant move by @realDonaldTrump
. Churches and other houses of worship are an essential part of any free and healthy democracy.
#HAPPENINGNOW: White House Briefing 5/22/20
- CDC directed to designate houses of worship “essential” during the COVID lockdown.
This weekend. If Governors do not allow this, the Administration will force them do allow for openings.
Trump doesn’t have any authority to override closures by Governors of houses of worship. None.
3 reporters in a row have grilled Kayleigh McEnany as to the question UNDER WHAT AUTHORITY can trump override Governors in reopening houses of worship.
She dodges the question repeatedly with fluff, and then goes to an OANN reporter asking about...Obama.
Constitutionally speaking, President Trump is right to say he will override governors in declaring houses of worship essential.
Governors don’t have the power to declare them non-essential.
Every gov is ultimately under the US Constitution as our supreme law. #ChurchIsEssential
Thank you President Trump for declaring houses of worship as “essential”. If liquor stores and marijuana dispensaries can be open, so should our churches!
Wow!! Trump has ordered the CDC to label houses of worship as ‘essential’ and they must now admit parishioners. This is madness. Many people will get sick. Many will die. Governors were threatened Trump saying he will override any objections. CDC has lost all integrity.
I applaud President @realDonaldTrump
for his unwavering support of religious freedom & the essential nature of worship in the U.S.. I trust that the president’s statement will be the beginning of the end to unconstitutional restrictions on houses of worship around the nation.
Dr. William Schaffner on President Trump declaring houses of worship "essential": “The virus is not religious...It won’t respond to prayer...It loves congregations...Religious gatherings have been sources...where this virus has been transmitted widely.”
Trump declares houses of worship are "essential". I'm kinda thinking the "house of worship" isn't what's essential. God, or whomever you choose to worship, is everywhere.What decent God would want anyone to get in harm's way by contracting a deadly virus in his house of worship?
I believe pastors can take necessary precautions, following guidelines provided by @CDCgov
, to open up safely, & I look forward to seeing that happen. Continue to pray for Pres. @realDonaldTrump
to have protection & wisdom from God as he leads our nation. https://t.co/rEWGOKZgLL
President Trump: Houses of Worship are now essential, and calls on governors to immediately open churches, indicating he will override their decisions to keep them closed. Thank you @POTUS @realDonaldTrump
! Faith is essential!
HE IS KILLING PEOPLE FOR MEMORIAL DAY - “I’m correcting this injustice by calling houses of worship essential,” Donald Trump said. https://t.co/sKGALPbf9O
via #EVERYDEATHONTRUMP #25THNOW #MADMAN
I hear King Idiot strikes again. Thinking he has the power to open houses of worship. What a Damn fool. Idiot. Ass he is. Read the Constitution.