Donald Trump authorized churches to reopen their doors this weekend; threatened to suspend the authority of the governors if they do not allow it
The president of United States, Donald trump, authorized this Friday the churches to reopen their doors “right now” during this weekend, and threatened to suspend the authority of the governors if they do not allow it, which legally is not feasible because the decision corresponds to local and state entities.
At a press conference, Trump announced the designation as “Essential places” from churches, synagogues and mosques, which is why at the federal level they are considered crucial in the context of the pandemic, a category that hospitals or food factories have also entered.
Trump briefly appears to order churches and other places of worship to become essential services. It requires states to reopen them “right now.” And he warns that he will “disavow” the governors who are against pic.twitter.com/6KxcLOsEU6
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“Some governors have considered liquor stores or abortion clinics to be essential, but they left churches out. That is not right, so today I correct that injustice and I urge the governors to allow its opening right now, “he declared. Trump.
The president threatened to suspend the authority of the governors if they do not allow it and ended his intervention by saying: “The US he needs more prayers, not less. ”
Trump indicated that soon the government Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCwill provide more information on the recommendations to follow.
Despite the president’s threats, it is the state and county authorities who have the power to decide whether or not to resume economic and social activity in an area.
The Trump Justice Department He sided with the churches, arguing that state orders to close violate constitutional rights.
The CDC In recent days they have issued detailed guidelines for reopening pools, schools and restaurants, but similar guidance on reopening of churches, synagogues and mosques.
At the federal level, CDC they simply issue some recommendations, which the governors then apply as they deem appropriate depending on how the pandemic affects their fellow citizens and the available hospital resources.
Although the decision rests with state and local authorities, the president has repeatedly called for “liberation” of those states with stricter measures of confinement, such as Michigan, governed by Democrats and key to the November presidential elections.
In March, Trump had the idea that it would be possible to reopen United States for him Easter Sunday, on April 12, and that he could see “churches full” of people, but then he had to admit that it was not possible because of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
United States continues as the world’s largest pandemic focus with more than 1.5 million cases and at least 95 thousand deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
With information from EFE and López-Dóriga Digital