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CBS News 22 May 2020

Trump visits Michigan Ford plant, says churches to reopen "very soon"

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While touring a Ford plant in Michigan Thursday, President Trump said the CDC would soon be releasing guidelines on reopening churches. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and Axios White House reporter Alayna Treene join CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss the president's comments and the rest of the day's political headlines.


President Trump didn't wear a mask with reporters, despite the company's guidelines requiring them, but said he wore one during a private tour. Trump had touted his negative coronavirus test results earlier on Thursday.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is defending the president's decision to push for churches to reopen. "It is safe to reopen your churches if you do so in accordance with the guidelines," said McEnany. (May 22)
The president toured a Ford plant that's building ventilators and maintained social distance but opted not to wear a mask.
Countless churches and pastors across the country have filed lawsuits amid stay-at-home orders, which are restricting congregations from gathering. One America's Stefan Kleinhenz has more on the new call to reopen churches next month.

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