Trump Denies East and West Coast Governors’ Plans to Reopen Businesses

President Trump on Monday at the coronavirus briefing at the White House.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times (

by Calvin “Kosha” Fitzgerald

“The president of the United States calls the shots,” Mr. Trump said. “They can’t do anything without the approval of the president of the United States.”

After President Trump remarked that governors were to be held responsible for the fight against the Coronavirus pandemic, he continued to assert his authority, raising constitutional concerns amid his claim that, “When somebody’s the president of the United States, the authority is total”, refuting the East and West Coast governors’ aims at working together to potentially reopen businesses.

In a recent address, Trump stated: “We’re very close to completing a plan to open our country. Hopefully, even ahead of schedule… We will soon finalize new and very important guidelines to give governors the information they need to start safely opening their states. My administration’s plan and corresponding guidelines will give the American people the confidence they need to begin returning to normal life… (SEE VIDEO via Twitter)

His statements and methods for handling the pandemic have been seemingly contradictory and unintentional according to media professionals. Will the president continue his attempt at an authoritative approach to handling the reopening of America’s business affairs? Will the states continue to challenge his dictatorship-like stances?
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