Gov. Phil Murphy's office told NJ Advance Media that indoor church services in New Jersey will remain closed despite the president's call, though Murphy and Trump had a "productive" talk about the issue Friday.
"I'm correcting this injustice, calling the house of worship essential".
Trump, a Republican, made his announcement during a hastily arranged press conference at the White House, where he didn't take questions.
The CDC reportedly drafted guidance for reopening businesses, churches, and other places of public accommodation earlier in May, but on May 7, AP reported that the Trump administration had shelved a 17-page CDC report that included an "Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith".
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Rabbi Zimmerman also says that services have been going extremely well online and that they will continue to do services online for a while.
The White House and the CDC have for weeks reportedly been in the process of drafting and publishing new guidelines for churches to reopen.
Donald Trump has been pictured going golfing for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak started ramping up on United States soil - but failed to practice social distancing with his golf buddies. Many church leaders have chosen to cooperate with state and local health authorities in planning when and how to reopen.
Before Trump's statement in support of church reopening, at least 1,200 pastors in California said they will defy Newsom's order and open in-person services by May 31.
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"I don't understand why politics should drive religion quite like it does in these times", said Peter Marty, senior pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa, and publisher of the Christian Century magazine.
But she also warned that Washington and Virginia had high positive test rates as the United States started its Memorial Day long weekend. Kayleigh McEnany was announcing which government agency will be the lucky recipient of Trump's $100,000 quarterly salary: "Here is the check", she said while holding up the president's check to the US Department of Health and Human Services.
The U.S. has been the hardest-hit country, with more than 96,000 deaths among 1.6 million confirmed cases, followed by Russian Federation and Brazil, according to the Johns Hopkins count. Democrat governors doing this should be ashamed!
"You can all make your decisions about going outside and social distancing, potentially playing golf if you're very careful and you don't touch the flags, and all of those issues", she said. "By no means can the president order any locality, any state to do something that he doesn't have the power to do", Lightfoot said per the Chicago Tribune, "and he can't do that here".
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