Mike Pence Wants You to Pray the Coronavirus Away - 2020-06-26
"I'd just encourage every American to continue to pray," Pence said Friday during the first White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing in weeks (Trump stopped them in late April, tweeting they weren't worth the time anymore). "Just continue to pray that, by God's grace, every single day, each of us will do our part to heal our land."
And that's about as much of a plan as Pence appears to have to stop spiraling outbreaks in states like Texas, California, and Arizona. One by one, task force members agreed that the rising cases are concerning. But Pence encouraged Americans to look to their mayors and governors for guidance. The White House, Pence insisted, wants to avoid a one-size-fits-all solution.
"What we're seeing across the South, is really, outbreaks," Pence said. "People ought to listen to their state and local authorities."