5/22, 7:50 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Trump: Houses of worship are essential, must reopen

United States President Donald Trump announced on Friday that he is proclaiming houses of worship "essential places" that must be open. He added the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) will issue official guidelines on the reopening of churches, mosques and synagogues that will be in line with his proclamation.

Trump called on governors to reopen places of worship this weekend and pointed out he would override their decisions if they don't do so. The president went on to say that he is sure religious leaders would ensure the safety of their congregations.

Trump also commented that it wasn't right that some states initially listed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential businesses but failed to declare places of worship as essential.

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