He said he was identifying houses of worship as "essential places that provide essential services", noting that state governors had classified such establishments as liquor stores and abortion clinics as providing essential services, but not churches.
"It's not right", Mr. "If they don't do it I will override the governors".
Trump issued a warning to state governors who refuse his appeal but did not say under what authority he would act to force the reopening of religious facilities.
McEnany said at a Friday briefing that President Donald Trump would be donating his quarterly paycheck to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), as the agency responds to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention had prepared a draft of reopening guidelines for churches and other houses of worship weeks ago that included measures like maintaining distance between parishioners and limiting the size of gatherings. They love their congregations.
'I'd really like to play golf but it's too busy right now, ' he said earlier this month.
But, she added, "there is a way to social distance" in houses of worship.
He tied his argument for reopening around an alleged American demand to return to churches.
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Thanks to technology, places of worship have been able to find creative ways to meet virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some of the recommendations from the earlier version were nonetheless retained in some form, including a suggestion that religious leaders "consider suspending or at least decreasing use of choir/musical ensembles and congregant singing, chanting or reciting during services". "The act of singing may contribute to transmission of COVID-19, possibly through emission of aerosols".
Meanwhile, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visited the state of Georgia, where he had lunch with the governor at a reopened cafe. "It's not right. So I'm correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential". "We are getting there".
Trump is an avid golfer who has been overheard telling his White House guests how much he missed playing the game.
The new infections are not seen as a threat to Germany's overall virus strategy, and Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country had "succeeded so far in achieving the aim of preventing our health system being overwhelmed".
Dr. Birx asked the CDC to explore the issue.
"Why do you think she said that?". "If you don't have protections in place, there are sophisticated schemes and ways someone could access those funds knowing the account and routing number and the individual person it belongs to", she said.