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'They go after churches but they don't tend to go after mosques':


President Trump on Saturday claimed that states have been unfairly targeting Christians by not allowing religious gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic while suggesting that they won't enforce the same rules with Muslims during Ramadan.

'You know I just spoke with leaders and people that love mosques,' the president said on Saturday.

'They love mosques! And I'm all in favor of that.

'But I would say that there could be a difference. And we'll have to see what will happen.

'Because I have seen a great disparity in this country. I've seen a great disparity.'

Trump on Saturday retweeted a post by a conservative author, Paul Sperry, who wrote: 'Let's see if authorities enforce the social-distancing orders for mosques during Ramadan (April 23 – May 23) like they did churches during Easter.'

A reporter asked the president about the tweet. Trump was also asked if he believed that imams would encourage their congregants to disobey social distancing guidelines.