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A large portion of President Donald Trump's base is willing to take the risk of exacerbating the pandemic that's killed over 95 thousand Americans for a premature return to normal. An even more reliable percentage of Trump's base is white evangelical Christian.

So it may not come as a surprise that on Friday, the President demanded that governors allow their states' churches to reopen. While all Americans are hungry to regain a sense of community, these large gatherings—like religious services—present a high risk factor for spreading the virus, potentially causing a resurgence.

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