In his White House remarks, however, Trump offered no such deference to the the judgment of state and local governments on an appropriate size for church gatherings.
Before the visit itself, Ford last Saturday had issued a statement which informed that the White House had asked to tour its plant and that it would welcome Trump as part of its "longstanding history of hosting sitting presidents".
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".More news: China Tensions Rise as Beijing Signals Tightening Controls on Hong Kong
But that guidance had been delayed for more than a month by the administration until Trump abruptly reversed course yesterday.
Governors are free to call the president with any questions but challenges are not going to succeed, the president said.
"Some governors have deemed the liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential", the president said.
"It is safe to reopen your churches if you do so in accordance with the guidelines", she said, referring to new tips from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "So I'm correcting this injustice and calling houses of worship essential".
Trump previously said he wanted churches to be reopened by Easter Sunday, on April 12, but that was dismissed by his own health experts, who said it was too risky.More news: SEC sets date for voluntary workouts in glimmer of college football hope
He added that Ms Nessel "should not be taking her anger and stupidity out on Ford Motor - they might get upset with you and leave the state".
"These are places that hold our society together and keep our people united". A church in Northern California that defied the governor's orders and held a service on Mother's Day was attended by a person who later tested positive for the coronavirus, exposing more than 180 churchgoers. "The people are demanding to go to church and synagogue, go to their mosque", Trump said.
Churches around the country have filed legal challenges to the virus closures.
"I would argue that the Christian community ought to be about thinking wisely and thoughtfully about holding worship services", Marty said. They called the restrictions unconstitutional and unfair since restaurants, malls and bars were allowed limited reopening.
Two senior administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations, concerns about religious freedom had since been resolved.More news: CARES Act funding now available for CTC students