Trump says it would be ‘beautiful thing’ to see churches packed again on Easter Sunday

President Donald J. Trump participates in a virtual Fox News Town Hall Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in the Rose Garden of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

(USA Features) President Donald Trump said Tuesday he thinks it would be a “beautiful thing” to see American churches ‘packed’ again by Easter Sunday despite the Wuhan coronavirus epidemic.

He also said it would be a “beautiful time” for people to resume their routines by Easter Sunday, April 12, during a Tuesday interview with Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer.

“Look: Easter’s a very special day for me. And I see it sort of in that timeline that I’m thinking about. And I say, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to have all the churches full?'” Trump said.

“The churches aren’t allowed, essentially, to have much of a congregation there,” he continued, later noting that Christians have been unable to worship in person.

“You’ll have packed churches all over our country. I think it would be a beautiful time, and it’s just about the timeline that I think is right,” he concluded, though he did say he wasn’t sure yet that public health concerns would be met.

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