President Donald Trump wants to wave off the social distancing lockdown that is currently working to slow the spread of coronavirus across the country for the sake of Wall Street, and his plan includes “packing the churches” on Easter Sunday.
The United States is in the midst of a pandemic that has infected over 50,000 and killed nearly 700. Despite the danger, the virus poses to the country, Trump is already looking to send Americans back to work and get back to business as usual.
His target date to put his plan into effect is by Easter Sunday, a date likely chosen by Trump-supporting evangelical pastors because they won’t make any money to enrich themselves if they can’t hold Easter services to fleece their congregations.
“Look, Easter’s a very special day for me,” Trump laughably claimed during his Fox News town hall. “And I see it’s sort of in that timeline that I’m thinking about. And I say, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to have all of the churches full – you know the churches aren’t allowed, essentially, to have much of a congregation there.”
“So I think Easter Sunday, and you’ll have packed churches all over our country,” he continued. “I think it would be a beautiful time. And it’s just about the timeline that I think is right.”
Here’s the video via Twitter:
Trump on why he picked Easter as the day he wants to end strict social distancing and reopen American businesses: “Easter is a very special day for me … Easter Sunday, and you’ll have packed churches all over our country.” pic.twitter.com/6cXEtW8LmR
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 24, 2020
Except the timeline is too early. We’re talking about a virus that can survive on cruise ships for 17 days. That’s a long time, too long if we want to be certain that the pandemic is over before we go about getting back to normal.
With that being said, packed churches are the perfect places to spread the virus, and you can bet that more people will die if they listen to Trump and take that risk on Easter. Let’s not forget that while the Bible tells us that Jesus rose from the dead, people who die from this virus certainly will not. Attending church is not worth it. Stay home.
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