Mia Farrow says Trump is 'gonna kill off' all his supporters by reopening places of worship amid pandemic
'I am identifying houses of worship, churches, synagogues, and mosques as essential places that provide essential services,' Trump said
Mia Farrow has slammed Donald Trump over his decision to reopen places of worship amid the coronavirus pandemic and said he's going to "kill off" all his supporters by urging governors to follow the directive.
Farrow, once named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world, commented on an official Twitter post of the president announcing CDC guidelines to reopen churches, synagogues, and mosques across the country.
"Today, I am identifying houses of worship, churches, synagogues, and mosques as essential places that provide essential services," he said during a surprise press briefing on Friday, May 22.
"Some governors have deemed liquor stores and abortion clinics as essential but have left out churches and other houses of worship. That’s not right," he continued. "If there’s any question, they’re going to have to call me, but they’re not going to be successful in that call. The governors need to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open right now — for this weekend. If they don't do it, I will override the governors."
"In America, we need more prayer not less," he added.
"You're gonna kill off all your supporters," Farrow tweeted in a response to the press briefing.
Trump's announcement a day after he had reportedly been hearing the concerns of faith leaders from across the country and held a conference call with around 1,600 pastors. His decision to reopen places of worship did not come as a surprise to those who tuned in to his press conference the same day, where he revealed he had spoken to the CDC about the same. "We've got to get our churches open," he had said.
Then, at a veterans' event on May 22, he promised he would issue a "very strong recommendation" on reopening churches. "We want our churches open, we want our places of faith, synagogues, we want them open," he said. "That’s going to start happening. I consider them essential, and that’s one of the things we are saying."
Farrow has been one of Trump's most vocal critics and has repeatedly questioned his every move, most recently tweeting the viral front page of the New York Times that proclaimed the "incalculable loss" of the 100,000 Americans that had died because of Covid-19.
In a tweet two days earlier, she had shared another NYT piece and wrote, "If the US had taken action one week earlier, 36,000 people would not have died of coronavirus. If US had taken action two weeks earlier, 83 percent of the nation's covid deaths would have been avoided."
She had previously gone on a tirade after Trump had announced he was temporarily halting funding to the World Health Organization over its lackadaisical response to the pandemic.
"This is deplorable and an OUTRAGE," the 'Great Gatsby' actress tweeted to her 422,000 followers. "We should give more to the WHO. My God. This vindictive little man knows how to deflect from his own failures,” she said in a now-deleted tweet."
"I want a real president," she said in a separate tweet. "I need a Xanax."