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Trump Says He Will Override Governors If They Refuse To Open Places Of Worship

Donald Trump says “America needs more prayer, not less.”

The president just demanded places of worship reopen for in-person services and he talked about guidelines being issued for “communities of faith”.

He wants them open “for this weekend”. Called upon governors to life quarantine restrictions relating to religious gathering places.

“If they do not do it I will override the governors,” he said.

He then turned on his heel and left the White House press briefing room without taking any questions.

Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany then brought up Deborah Birx, response coordinator of the White House coronavirus task force, to the podium for an expert briefing.

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