I’ve largely been trying my best to criticize Trump is little as possible, because we’ve got an election coming up that he’s probably scheduled to lose and I would very much prefer if he didn’t lose it. It is good that he is opening the churches.
But wow man – it sure as hell took you long enough. You promised us we’d be open for Easter, none of the facts changed, your strange little goblin Anthony Fauci just changed his graphs, and here we are a month later with at least one church burned down and we don’t know how many pastors arrested or otherwise charged with crimes for practicing their religion in the way that is afforded them by the Constitution you swore an oath to.
Donald Trump has declared churches, mosques and synagogues “essential services” and threatened to override governors who refuse to reopen them this weekend – a power he does not possess.
“Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential, but have left out churches and other houses of worship,” the president told reporters at the White House on Friday. “It’s not right. So I’m correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential.”
Trump added: “The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now. For this weekend. If they don’t do it, I will override the governors. In America we need more prayer, not less.”
After his two-minute statement, the president left the briefing room podium without taking questions.
His remarks sowed confusion because the federal government does not have the constitutional right to unilaterally order individual states to reopen businesses, churches or schools. But they did seem likely to play well with his support base: Trump won four in five Christian evangelical voters in the 2016 presidential election.
He not only has the right, but the duty to protect the US Constitution from these governors who have illegally stolen our rights using an interpretation of national emergency powers that would never stand up in any federal court.
Trump in fact abandoned his duties as president by allowing these people to take away our freedoms.
Earlier this week the Centers for Disease Control published a 60-page plan for restaurants, schools, childcare programs, mass transport and other businesses about reopening. But it omitted details about houses of worship and faith-based organisations.
At Friday’s briefing, the White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, deflected questions about Trump’s threat to override governors and clashed with reporters.
“Boy, it’s interesting to be in a room that desperately wants to see these churches and houses of worship stay closed,” she said sardonically.
Whoa whoa whoa there, Kayleigh – cool it with the anti-Semitism.
The fact that Jews are trying to destroy Christianity doesn’t mean you’re allowed to say that they’re doing that. Saying the things that Jews were doing is what caused the Holocaust.
The Jewish network CNN went ape over this.
They are in such a big hurry to prevent Christians from being able to worship in church.