President Donald Trump is not a perfect Christian. None of us are. But he is a president who values Christianity and its place in American society.
The president understands that our nation is based on Judeo-Christian values and that the church is the center of many of our lives.
This is something that infuriated liberals on Thursday when the president declared churches essential businesses, setting up a battle with some state governors.
“We want them (churches) to reopen. I mean literally, I just got off the phone with CDC and I talked about churches. I said, ‘I want the churches to open,’” the president said at the event.
“And the people want the churches to open, and I think you’ll have something come down very soon from CDC. We want to get our churches back and our country’s coming back.”
The president said that the statewide shutdowns were important and acknowledged that they had saved lives, but added that it is time for the reopening of America to begin.
“I think you’ll start with churches, I think you’ll start with some other states that have been very resistant. You have a lot of, unfortunately in this case, Democrat governors, I think they think it’s good politics to keep it closed. But what are they doing?
“They’re hurting themselves. I don’t think it is good politics. They’re hurting themselves. They’re hurting their state and it’s not good,” Trump went on.
“I think they’re being forced to open, frankly. The people want to get out. You’ll break the country if you don’t. And I think they look at it as a possible November question.
“It’s not a November question. It happens to be very bad for them,” the president said, referencing the November 2020 federal and state elections.