US President Donald Trump has announced that he has ordered governors to open up places of worship opining that it is wrong for some state governors to designate ‘liquor stores and abortion clinics’ as ‘essential services’ but keep places of worship like churches, mosques and synagogues closed.
Amid the Coronavirus pandemic that has killed over 95,000 people in the US, Trump yesterday said he is designating all places of worship – including churches, synagogues and mosques – “essential,” saying he wants them to “open right now.”
Reacting to the move by state governors of keeping “liquor stores and abortion centres” open during the lockdown while keeping places of worship shuttered, Trump said in the White House briefing room.
“It’s not right,” Trump said. “I’m calling houses of worship essential.”