Darn those 9th and 10th Amendments, Trump declared that he will override governors to allow places of worship to reopen this weekend. Because they are essential businesses. “We need more prayer, not less”.
Trump demands that states allow places of worship to reopen this weekend. “If they don't do it, I will override the governors,” he says without explaining what power he has to do that.— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) May 22, 2020
Trump left Deborah Birx in the lurch to try to rationalize such a declaration in today’s presser. The several dimensions of this are the 1200 pastors who called upon Trump to act as well as the use of the Memorial Day weekend holiday. He needed to offset the news that Hydroxycholoroquine is even more lethal.
Governors and religious leaders should follow the advice of public health experts and epidemiologists to prevent the spread of infection. Everyone wants to go back to church, including me, but not at the risk of increased infection and death, especially among the most vulnerable
As if this press conference weren't already crazy enough, it went totally off the rails at the end when Kayleigh McEnany took a planted question from OANN's “reporter” and used it to harangue the press corps over a totally false story before walking out: https://t.co/WS24VINzPR
Holy shit. McEnany takes a Q from ultra-sycophantic OAN about whether Trump has considering pardoning Obama “for illegally wiretapping” him. (That didn't happen.) McEnany uses it as an opportunity to attack the press for not covering Obamagate & then abruptly ends the briefing. pic.twitter.com/Ce4UDXgakk