“President Trump said during a briefing on the coronavirus Tuesday that individual governors would decide when to reopen their respective state economies,” Axios reports.
Said Trump: “I will be speaking to all 50 governors very shortly. And I will then be authorizing each individual governor of each individual state to implement a reopening, very powerful reopening plan of their state in a time in a manner which is most appropriate.”
He added: “The governors will be very, very respectful of the presidency.”
“Trump appears to be walking back his Monday statement, when said he would force governors to reopen quickly during the coronavirus crisis because, as president, his ‘authority is total’ — sparking backlash from several governors.”Save to Favorites