Trump makes unenforceable threat to governors over churches  CNNView Full Coverage on Google News
President Trump on Friday announced that new Centers for Disease Control guidance will classify houses of worship as “essential,” as he called on governors to allow them to open “right now” after being closed during the coronavirus lockdowns.President Trump on Friday announced that new Centers for Disease Control guidance will classify houses of worship as “essential,” as he called on governors to allow them to open “right now” after being closed during the coronavirus lockdowns.

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday suggested reporters want to see houses of worship remain closed as she declined to offer specifics on what authority President Trump has to override governors to reopen those facilities.White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday suggested reporters want to see houses of worship remain closed as she declined to offer specifics on what authority President Trump has to

McEnany clashes with reporters at combative presser | TheHill

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday suggested reporters want to see houses of worship remain closed as she declined to offer specifics on what authority President Trump has to override governors to reopen those facilities.White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Friday suggested reporters want to see houses of worship remain closed as she declined to offer specifics on what authority President Trump has to

McEnany clashes with reporters at combative presser | TheHill

Is the president trying to confuse us?Is the president trying to confuse us?

Did Trump Say He 'Tested Very Positively' for COVID-19, Meaning Negative?

Revised CDC transmission guidance, without public notice, is the latest communications stumble.Revised CDC transmission guidance, without public notice, is the latest communications stumble.

The Daily 202: More churches rebel against state orders, as Trump reverses course on releasing reopening guidelines - The Washington Post

“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" https://t.co/e0VU8XeLEm”

Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "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"… https://t.co/eZXE7TEo86"

“Trump angrily reads his statement about reopening places of worship and then leaves without answering questions https://t.co/HiZH7AyJhO”

Aaron Rupar on Twitter: "Trump angrily reads his statement about reopening places of worship and then leaves without answering questions… "

“Are there positive effects of the #Coronavirus? @LibertyU's @JerryFalwellJr on education, President Trump's order to reopen churches, and more on #AMERICAFirst @SalemMediaGrp https://t.co/YsMwKytr5B”

Sebastian Gorka DrG on Twitter: "Are there positive effects of the #Coronavirus? @LibertyU's @JerryFalwellJr on education, President Trump's order to reopen churches, and more on #AMERICAFirst @SalemMediaGrp https://t.co/YsMwKytr5B"

“Tanzania President John Magufuli says all citizens should go to church because coronavirus cannot survive in the body of Christ. From that perspective, President Trump right to say all US houses of worship should be considered essential and immediately reopen.”

ian bremmer on Twitter: "Tanzania President John Magufuli says all citizens should go to church because coronavirus cannot survive in the body of Christ. From that perspective, President Trump right to say all US houses of worship should be considered essential and immediately reopen.… https://t.co/Efs7wJ1rj4"

After Donald Trump characterized houses of worship as "essential services" and called upon governors to open them "right now," Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany faced questions from reporters of what the president's authority was to force state officials to do so. But she alsoAfter Donald Trump characterized houses of worship as "essential services" and called upon governors to open them "right now," Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany faced questions from reporters of what the president's authority was to force state officials to do so. But she also

Reporter Pushes Back After Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Claims Journalists “Desperately” Want To See Churches Remain Closed

Many synagogues have remained closed even as states have reopened.

Synagogues demur as Trump demands that states let houses of worship reopen - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

WASHINGTON – Hours after President Trump called on governors to reopen churches and houses of worship, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he is going to continue to operate on data and science. President Trump used a stern tone when he issued a message this afternoon to the country’s governors, “If there is any question, they […]WASHINGTON – Hours after President Trump called on governors to reopen churches and houses of worship, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he is going to continue to operate on data and science.…

Illinois governor responds to Trump’s call to reopen churches | FOX2now.com

President Donald Trump threatened to “override” state leaders’ restrictions if they do not do so by the weekend.

Trump slams governors, demands they open houses of worship 'right now'

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons. President Trump is calling for religious institutions to reopen, ignoring the devastating things that have happened to those that remained open throughout the COVID-19 crisis. Trump announced Friday that he would identify houses of worship, including "churches, synagogues, and mosques," as "essential places that provide essential services." He called on governors to allow those institutions to reopen, and vowed to "override the governors" if they do not because "in America we need more prayer, not less." President Trump: "Today, I am identifying houses of worship - churches, synagogue and mosques - as essential places that provide essential services...I call upon governors to allow our churches and places of worship to open right now." Full video: https://t.co/juaLaeaW65 pic.twitter.com/3zahnkokl0 — CSPAN (@cspan) May 22, 2020 Just like reopening businesses, Trump does not have the power to override governors when it comes to letting places of worship start holding services again. Some churches had resisted closing down amid the pandemic, and subsequently saw deadly coronavirus outbreaks spread among their members. Kathryn Krawczyk

Trump declares places of worship 'essential' and demands governors let them reopen

Trump: 'I will override the governors' if they stop houses of worship from reopeningTrump: ‘I will override the governors’ if they stop houses of worship from reopening

Trump says houses of worship 'essential,' if governors don’t obey his reopen demands he will 'override' / Boing Boing

In his latest push to quickly reopen America despite all evidence suggesting that that’s a pretty dumb idea, President Donald Trump declared places of worship “essential” and called for reopenings nationwide this weekend, even as several areas remain under coronavirus lockdowns. In his latest push to quickly reopen America despite all evidence suggesting that that’s a pretty dumb idea, President Donald Trump declared places of worship “essential” and called for reopenings nationwide this weekend, even as several areas remain under coronavirus lockdowns.

Trump: Churches Are 'Essential' And Should Reopen Immediately Because I Said So

The president said he would "override" governors who did not agree to reopen houses of worship.The president said he would "override" governors who did not agree to reopen houses of worship.

“We are working for our faith community just like we're working with businesses to set up very specific guidelines to help them be able to reopen safely,” Lightfoot said.

‘Dangerous And Foolish’: Lightfoot Rebuffs Trump’s Demand That Churches Reopen During Pandemic – Block Club Chicago

Trump likely does not have the authority to "override" individual states and force them to allow houses of worship to hold in-person services.Trump likely does not have the authority to "override" individual states and force them to allow houses of worship to hold in-person services.

Trump declares houses of worship essential, says he'll override governors - Business Insider

President Trump's spokeswoman is criticizing White House reporters who failed to ask former Obama administration officials about their roles in the investigation into Trump campaign staff and advisers, including retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.President Trump's spokeswoman is criticizing White House reporters who failed to ask former Obama administration officials about their roles in the investigation into Trump campaign staff and advisers, including retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.

‘Where are the questions?’: Kayleigh McEnany demands reporters investigate Obama officials over Flynn unmasking

The president said churches should be considered essential but it will be up to governors whether they open.The president said churches should be considered essential but it will be up to governors whether they open.

Trump will 'override governors' on churches reopening - BBC News

The confusing spectacle could inflame the debate over church gatherings, which Trump said he’s now deeming “essential services” even though he doesn’t have the power to do that. The confusing spectacle could inflame the debate over church gatherings, which Trump said he’s now deeming “essential services” even though he doesn’t have the power to do that.

Trump Said He'd Force Governors to Open Churches ‘Right Now,’ Even Though That's Not a Thing He Can Do - VICE

“Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics essential but left out churches and houses of worship. It is not right,” he said.“Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics essential but left out churches and houses of worship. It is not right,” he said.

Trump vows to 'override' states should they refuse to reopen churches - The Jerusalem Post

President Donald Trump has called for all churches and places of worship to open as all 50 states have begun easing COVID-19 restrictions. President Donald Trump has called for all churches and places of worship to open as all 50 states have begun easing COVID-19 restrictions. 

President Trump Tells Governors: 'Allow Churches and Places of Worship to Open Right Now' | CBN News

Some recent remarks from President Donald Trump have caused quite the stir online after he threatened to 'override' state governors on Friday. His comments had more than a few people pointing to the 10th amendment, which specifically delegates powers to the states.'Some governors have deemed [...]Some recent remarks from President Donald Trump have caused quite the stir online after he [...]

Donald Trump Threatening to Override Governors and Open 'Essential' Churches Sparks Many to Dust off the Constitution

Donald Trump Threatening to Override Governors and Open 'Essential' Churches Sparks Many to Dust off the Constitution

President Donald Trump said Friday that places of worship are "essential" and should open this weekend. Dr. William Schaffner says if houses of worship are going to open, it needs to be done responsibly: “The virus is not religious. It won’t respond to prayer, I’m afraid. It loves congregations. That’s been demonstrated both here and abroad. These religious gatherings have been sources, sites where this virus has been transmitted widely.”President Donald Trump said Friday that places of worship are "essential" and should open this weekend. Dr. William Schaffner says if houses of worship are going to open, it needs to be done responsibly: “The virus is not religious. It won’t respond to prayer, I’m afraid. It loves congregations. That’s been demonstrated both here and abroad. These religious gatherings have been sources, sites where this virus has been transmitted widely.”

The president called on governors to allow houses of worship to reopen this weekend.The president called on governors to allow houses of worship to reopen this weekend.

President Trump says houses of worship must be essential

President Trump on Friday said churches, synagogues and mosques are "essential places that provide essential services" and must reopen this weekend despite ongoing coronavirus transmission.President Trump on Friday said churches, synagogues and mosques are

Trump to states: Churches must reopen this weekend - Washington Times

Trump said if governors don't abide by his request, he will “override" them, though it's unclear what authority he has to do so.Trump said if governors don't abide by his request, he will “override" them, though it's unclear what authority he has to do so.

Some metro Atlanta churches to reopen soon after Trump deems them ‘essential’

“If they don’t do it, I will override the governors,” Trump says.

Trump says churches are ‘essential,’ demands states let them reopen this weekend - syracuse.com

Trump said if governors don’t abide by his request, he will “override” them, though it’s unclear what authority he has to do so.

Trump deems churches ‘essential’ and calls for them to reopen. Murphy says N.J. church services will remain limited. - nj.com

At a Friday press conference announcing plans to "cautiously reopen" parts of Chicago, Lightfoot said people have to recognize that "virtually everything [Trump] says has a political undertone and basis for it."At a Friday press conference announcing plans to "cautiously reopen" parts of Chicago, Lightfoot said people have to recognize that "virtually everything [Trump] says has a political undertone and basis for it."

Reopening churches ‘dangerous and foolish,’ Lightfoot tells Trump - Chicago Sun-Times

Donald Trump announced he is designating all places of worship – including churches, synagogues and mosques – "essential," saying he wants them to "open right now." The president panned state leaders for keeping "liquor stores and abortion centres" open during the coronavirus lock down while keeping places of worship shuttered. "It's not right," he said, declaring his move isDonald Trump announced he is designating all places of worship – including churches, synagogues and mosques – "essential," saying he wants them to "open right now." The president panned state leaders

Trump orders governors to reopen churches with immediate effect | The Independent

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON/AP) President Donald Trump on Friday said the country must reopen churches and other places of worship as he is now deeming them “essential.” Trump said he will overrule governors and is calling on them to reopen all churches and places of worship this weekend despite the threat of the coronavirus. “Today I’m […]SAN FRANCISCO (KRON/AP) President Donald Trump on Friday said the country must reopen churches and other places of worship as he is now deeming them “essential.” Trump said he will over…

Trump deems churches ‘essential,’ calls on governors to reopen them this weekend | KRON4

Donald Trump said he would deem houses of worship "essential," but governors have been the one with the power to make that decision.“Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship.”

Trump: churches essential, governors must open them – The Forward

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday rejected President Donald Trump’s call for the reopening of churches across the country, saying he’s “pandering to a base” while running for re-election.Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Friday rejected President Donald Trump’s call for the reopening of churches across the country, saying he’s “pandering to a base” while running for re-election.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot rejects President Donald Trump call to open churches - Chicago Tribune

If the Constitution bars the governors' policies, their gulling President Trump in a phone call isn't going to insulate them from judicial review.If the Constitution bars the governors’ policies, their gulling President Trump in a phone call isn’t going to insulate them from judicial review.

Church Reopening -- Trump's Muddled Comments | National Review

President Trump will donate his quarterly paycheck to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump will donate his quarterly paycheck to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Trump's routing number revealed as press secretary announces he's donating quarterly salary to HHS: report | TheHill

President Trump will donate his quarterly paycheck to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump will donate his quarterly paycheck to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Trump's routing number revealed as press secretary announces he's donating quarterly salary to HHS: report | TheHill

The Democratic mayor asked the Republican president to rethink his visit, saying it sends a bad message to Baltimore residents who remain under a stay-at-home order intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.The Democratic mayor asked the Republican president to rethink his visit, saying it sends a bad message to Baltimore residents who remain under a stay-at-home order intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Baltimore Mayor Young to Trump: Set an example and stay home for Memorial Day - Baltimore Sun

President Donald Trump announced Friday that his administration is issuing guidance deeming places of worship "essential" during the coronavirus pandemic, calling on governors to reopen religious institutions for services.President Donald Trump announced Friday that his administration is issuing guidance deeming places of worship "essential" during the coronavirus pandemic, calling on governors to reopen religious institutions for services.

Trump deems houses of worship 'essential' amid pandemic, but has no power to force reopening :: WRAL.com

The president called it an "injustice" that churches, synagogues and mosques aren't open.The president called it an "injustice" that churches, synagogues and mosques aren't open.

Trump Calls On Governors To Reopen Houses Of Worship | HuffPost Canada

President Donald Trump on Friday said governors across the nation should let churches and other houses of worship ...President Donald Trump on Friday said governors across the nation should let churches and other houses of worship ...

Trump Declares Places of Faith Essential: Governors Should Let Churches Reopen This Weekend

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President Donald Trump on Friday said he was declaring "houses of worship — churches, synagogues, and mosques — as essential places that provide essential services." What follows is a Law&Crime assessment of Friday's announcement and an outline of this area of law and policy.President Donald Trump on Friday said he was declaring "houses of worship — churches, synagogues, and mosques — as essential places that provide essential services."  What follows is a Law&Crime assessment of Friday's announcement and an outline of this area of law and policy.

Trump Deems Houses of Worship 'Essential.' Here's the Legal Background. | Law & Crime