Trump wants churches open during coronavirus

Stay-at-home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic have applied to some houses of worship

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President Trump plans to take "a very strong position" on church reopenings as the country recovers amid coronavirus pandemic.

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"One of the things I want to do is get the churches open," Trump told reporters Thursday on the White House lawn. "The churches are not being treated with respect by a lot of the Democrat governors. I want to get the churches open, and we're going to take a very strong position on that very soon. ... Including mosques."

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Trump's comments come after Chicago began fining churches for holding services that do not comply with Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker's statewide stay-at-home order. The Chicago Police Department told Fox News that three churches will be hit with penalties for services that were held on Sunday.

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