• Trump deems churches ‘essential,' calls for them to reopen

    12 days ago - By Wood TV

    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said Friday that he has deemed churches and other houses of worship “essential” and called on governors across the country to allow them to reopen this weekend despite the threat of spreading the coronavirus.
    “Today I'm identifying houses of worship - churches, synagogues and mosques - as essential places that provide essential services,” Trump said during a hastily arranged press conference at the White House, where he didn't take questions. He said if governors don't abide by his request, he will “override” them, though it's unclear what authority he...
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  • ‘In a Word, No': Fox's Napolitano Firmly Rejects Trump's Claim He Can ‘Override' Governors to Open Houses of Worship

    ‘In a Word, No': Fox's Napolitano Firmly Rejects Trump's Claim He Can ‘Override' Governors to Open Houses of Worship

    12 days ago - By Mediaite

    President Donald Trump announced Friday he's deeming houses of worship essential and that they should reopen, threatening to “override” governors if they don't agree. Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano pushed back on that after the briefing.
    “Does he have the power to do that?” Dana Perino asked.
    “In a word, no,” Napolitano answered. “As ill-advised as these gubernatorial orders are, as essential as is the right to worship, as fundamental as it is, as absolutely protected by the First Amendment as it is, the president does not have any authority to override the governors.”
    Wha POTUS could...
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  • Reporter Pushes Back After Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany Claims Journalists “Desperately” Want To See Churches Remain Closed

    12 days ago - By Deadline

    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 also drew pushback when she claimed that reporters in the White House briefing...
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  • President Trump demands governors reopen churches, synagogues and mosques 'right now'

    12 days ago - By CNBC

    President Donald Trump on Friday demanded that governors reopen churches, synagogues and mosques "right now," threatening to override them if they do not do so by the weekend.
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