“It’s a disgrace!” President Trump speaks out on closed churches, synagogues and mosques

President Trump speaks with Sharyl Attkisson in the White House

In an exclusive interview with “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson” scheduled to air Sunday, President Trump takes on the forced closing of religious institutions.

Sharyl Attkisson: There are churches and religious leaders, New Jersey, Chicago, California who have said they’re going to defy if necessary, state orders and they’re going to open back up. Should they do that?

President Trump: I think they’re going to be in great shape. We’re coming out with CDC probably today. In fact, right after this particular magnificent interview that you’re doing… I’m going to be reading an order from CDC, but we’re going to be requesting that they open. I think they’re going to be calling it an essential service, and it is an essential service, and we want to get our churches back open…When you look at some of the things that they consider an essential service, but they don’t consider religious freedom essential service. Now the ministers, the pastors, the rabbis, the anybody you want to say, the religious leaders, all religious leaders, they want to keep the people safe too. But when you see that they’re arresting people and they’re in parking lots in cars with windows, spas and the people are being arrested, it’s a disgrace. Honestly, it’s a disgrace.”

Shortly after the interview, which was conducted on Friday, CDC issued new guidelines on how religious institutions can safely reopen. Reopenings are still under the control of individual states.

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Full Measure TV Station List 

All times are Sunday unless noted. Please check local listings, as times may change without notice.


Birmingham:WBMA ABC 9:30 a.m., 11:00 p.m. (both Central time)
Mobile/Pensacola:WEAR ABC 9:00 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Mobile/Pensacola: WPMI NBC 10:00 a.m. 


Little Rock: KATV ABC  9:30 a.m., Monday: 12:30 a.m. 


Bakersfield: KBAK CBS 11:30 p.m.
Bakersfield: KBFX FOX 10:30 p.m.
Chico-Redding: KRCR ABC 10:00 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Chico-Redding: KCVU FOX 10:30 p.m.
Eureka: KAEF ABC 9:00 a.m.
Fresno: KMPH FOX 7:00 a.m., 5:30 p.m. 


Gainesville: WGFL CBS 11:30 a.m., 11:00 p.m.
Gainesville: WNBW NBC 10:00 a.m.
Tallahassee: WTWC NBC 12:00 p.m., Monday: 12:00 a.m.
Tallahassee: WTWC.2 FOX 10:00 a.m.
Vero Beach, West Palm Beach: WTVX 11:30 a.m.
West Palm Beach: WPEC CBS 11:00 a.m.


Albany: WFXL FOX 10:00 a.m., 10:00 p.m.
Macon: WGXA FOX 10:30 p.m.
Macon: WGXA.2 ABC 6:00 p.m.
Savannah: WTGS FOX 10:00 a.m., 10:30 p.m. 


Boise: KBOI CBS 7:30 a.m., 10:30 p.m. (Mountain time)


Champaign/Springfield: WICS/WICD ABC 9:00 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Champaign/Springfield: WRSP/WCCU FOX 8:30 a.m.
Quincy: KHQA CBS 10:30 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Quincy: KHQA.2 ABC 9:00 a.m. 


South Bend: WSBT FOX 10:00 a.m.
South Bend: WSBT CBS Saturday 11:30 p.m.


Cedar Rapids: KGAN CBS 10:30 a.m., 11:00 p.m.
Cedar Rapids: KFXA FOX 9:00 a.m.
Des Moines: KDSM FOX 9:00 a.m.
Ottumwa: KTVO ABC 9:00 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Ottumwa: NTVO CBS 10:30 a.m.
Sioux City: KMEG CBS 10:30 a.m., 10:35 p.m. (Central time)
Sioux City: KPTH FOX 9:30 a.m. (Central time)


Wichita: KSAS/KAAS FOX 9:00 a.m., 9:30 p.m.


Lexington: WDKY FOX 10:00 a.m.
Paducah/Cape Girardeau: KBSI FOX 9:00 a.m., Monday: 12:00 a.m. 


Portland: WGME CBS 11:30 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Portland: WPFO FOX 10:00 a.m. 


Baltimore: WBFF FOX 10:00 a.m.
Baltimore: EBFF MyTV 2:30 p.m. 


Flint: WEYI NBC 10:00 a.m.
Flint: WSMH FOX 10:30 a.m. Saturday
Flint: WBSF CW 11:30 a.m.
Grand Rapids: WWMT CBS 11:00 a.m., Monday: 1:00 a.m.
Traverse City: WPBN NBC 10:00 a.m.
Traverse City: WGTU ABC 11:00 a.m., 11:30 p.m., Saturday 11 p.m.


Minneapolis: WUCW CW 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m.


Columbia: KRCG CBS 10:00 a.m., 11:00 p.m.
Cape Girardeau/Paducah: KBSI FOX 9:00 a.m., Monday: 12:00 a.m.
St. Louis: KDNL ABC 9:30 a.m., 10:00 p.m. 


Butte: KTVM NBC 7:30 a.m., 10:30 p.m. (Mountain time)
 KECI/KCFW NBC 7:30 a.m., 10:30 p.m. (Mountain time)


Lincoln: KHGI ABC 8:00 a.m. (Central time)
Lincoln: KFXL FOX 8:30 a.m. (Central time)
Omaha: KPTM FOX 9:30 a.m. (Central time)
Omaha: KXVO CW 10:00 p.m. (Central time)


Las Vegas: KSNV NBC (variable) 9:00 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Las Vegas: KVCW CW 10:00 a.m.
Reno: KRXI FOX 6:30 a.m., 11:00 p.m.
Reno: KRNV NBC 9:00 a.m. 

North Carolina

Greensboro/Winston-Salem: WXLV ABC 10:00 a.m., Monday: 12:30 a.m.
Greenville: WYDO FOX 9:30 a.m.
Greenville: WCTI ABC 6:30 a.m.
Raleigh: WLFL CW 12:00 p.m., 10:30 p.m. 

New York

Albany: WRGB CBS 11:00 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Albany: WCWN CW 11:30 a.m.
Buffalo: WUTV FOX 10:00 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Rochester: WHAM ABC 9:30 a.m.
Rochester: WUHF FOX 10:00 a.m.. 10:30 p.m.
Syracuse: WSTM NBC 11:00 a.m.
Syracuse: WTVH CBS 11:30 a.m.


Cincinnati: WKRC CBS Sunday 11:00 a.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m.
Columbus: WTTE FOX 9:30 a.m.
Columbus: WSYX ABC Monday: 12:00 a.m.
Dayton: WKEF ABC 11:30 a.m., Monday: 1:00 a.m.
Dayton: WRGT FOX 10:00 a.m.
Steubenville/Wheeling (W. Va): WTOV NBC 11:00 a.m.
Steubenville/Wheeling (W. Va.): WTOV.2 FOX 10:00 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Toledo: WNWO NBC 10:00 a.m., 11:30 p.m. 


Oklahoma City: KOKH FOX 8:30 a.m.
Tulsa: KTUL ABC 12:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m., Monday: 12:00 a.m.  


Eugene: KVAL/KPIC/KCBY CBS 6:30 p.m., Monday: 12:30 a.m.
Eugene: KMTR NBC 3:00 p.m.
Medford: KTVL CBS (times vary) 6:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.
Portland: KATU ABC 12:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Monday: 4:05am


Harrisburg: WHP CBS 11:30 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Johnstown: WJAC NBC 10:00 a.m., Monday: 3:30 a.m.
Pittsburgh: WPGH FOX 10:00 a.m.; Saturday 12 a.m.
Wilkes-Barre: WOLF FOX 8:30 a.m., 12:00 a.m. 

Rhode Island

Providence: WJAR NBC 11:00 a.m., Monday: 12:00 a.m.

South Carolina

Charleston: WCIV.2 ABC 11:00 a.m., Monday: 12 a.m.
Columbia: WACH FOX 8:30 a.m.
Greenville/Spartanburg/Asheville: WLOS ABC 10:30 a.m., Monday: 12:00 a.m.
Myrtle Beach: WPDE ABC 11:30 a.m.
Myrtle Beach: WWMB CW 7 p.m. 


Chattanooga: WTVC ABC 10:00 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Nashville: WZTV FOX 9:00 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol (Tri Cities): WEMT FOX 10:30 p.m.
Kingsport, Johnson City, and Bristol (Tri Cities): WCYB NBC 11:30 p.m. 


Abilene: KTXS ABC 9:00 a.m., 11:00 p.m.
Amarillo KVII ABC 9:00 a.m., 10:30 p.m.
Austin: KEYE CBS 7:30 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Beaumont: KFDM CBS 9:30 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Beaumont: KBTV FOX 9:00 a.m.
Corpus Christi: KSCC FOX 9:00 a.m.
El Paso: KDBC CBS 9:30 a.m., 11:00 p.m.
El Paso: KFOX FOX 7:30 a.m.
Harlingen: KGBT CBS 10:00 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
San Angelo: KTXE ABC 9:00 a.m., 11:00 p.m.
San Antonio: KABB FOX 8:30 a.m.
San Antonio: WOAI NBC 9:00 a.m. 


Salt Lake City: KUTV CBS Monday: 12:00 a.m.
Salt Lake City: KMYU MyTV 10:30 a.m. 


Norfolk: WTVZ MyTV 11:30 a.m.
Richmond: WRLH FOX 10:00 a.m.
Roanoke/Lynchburg: WSET ABC 10:00 a.m., 11:30 p.m. 


Seattle: KOMO ABC 10:00 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Spokane/Lewiston: KLEW CBS 6:30 a.m., 11:30 p.m.
Yakima: KIMA/KEPR CBS 6:30 a.m., 11:30 p.m. 

Washington, D.C.

Washington D.C. WJLA ABC 10:00 a.m.
News Channel 8 11:30a.m., 8:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m. 

West Virginia

Charleston: WCHS ABC 9:00 a.m., Saturday 11:30 p.m.
Charleston: WVAH FOX 10:00 a.m.
Wheeling/Steubenville (Ohio): WTOV NBC 11:00 a.m.
Wheeling/Steubenville (Ohio): WTOV.2 FOX 10:00 a.m., 10:30 p.m.


Green Bay: WLUK FOX 8:30 a.m., Monday: 3:30 a.m.
Madison: WMSN FOX 9:00 a.m.
Milwaukee: WVTV CW 8:30 a.m., 10:00 p.m.

Order “Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism” by Sharyl Attkisson at Harper CollinsAmazonBarnes & NobleBooks a MillionIndieBoundBookshop!
Fight improper government surveillance. Support Attkisson v. DOJ and FBI over the government computer intrusions of Attkisson’s work while she was a CBS News investigative correspondent. Visit the Attkisson Fourth Amendment Litigation FundClick here

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