Press Corp Which Demanded Trump Has Authority To Close Everything Upset Trump Says He Has Power To Reopen Everything

This is one of those times I would have liked to see Trump take a bit more of an even tone, maybe work a bit more with folks across the aisle, but, then, Democrats in governor and city leadership positions seem to want to keep things closed as long as possible. Mostly because they want to hurt Trump, caring little for their citizens in their cities and states. Most Republicans are on board with getting the economy going again

Donald Trump Reasserts ‘Total Authority’ to Reopen States

President Donald Trump reasserted his authority on Monday at the White House to reopen the country as it continues fighting the coronavirus.

“When somebody’s the president of the United States, the authority is total, and that is the way it’s gotta be,” he said. “And the governors know that.”

President Trump’s authority to overrule governors on coronavirus restrictions was challenged by Democrats and the establishment media on Monday.

The president did not indicate he would use his authority to supersede governors, citing his “great relationship” with them, but reasserted his power nonetheless.

“We’re going to write up papers on this, it’s not going to be necessary, because the governors need us one way or the other,” he said. “Because ultimately it comes from the federal government.”

When asked by CNN whether Democrat governors agreed with him, Trump replied, “I haven’t asked anybody, you know why? Because I don’t have to.”

On some points in reopening things, he does have authority, on others, not. But, consider

White House Press Corps Demanded Trump Shut Down Economy; Now Question His Authority to Reopen It

The White House Press Corps challenged President Donald Trump’s contention Monday that he has the “total” authority to reopen the U.S. economy after the coronavirus abates — after pestering him for weeks to impose a national shutdown.

In every previous case, Trump said that the Constitution’s federalist structure gave governors primary authority, but stated that he could also overrule them.

The media pushed him to assert his executive power — which they are now questioning:

  • On March 30, Trump was asked to respond to Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (D) imposing a 70-day stay-at-home order. He responded: “Well, we’re letting the governors do in their states pretty much what they want with our supervision, and they consult with us in all cases.”
  • On April 1, a reporter asked Trump to contradict Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R), who had refused to issue stay-at-home orders at that point. The president responded that he had the power to do so, but “unless we see something obviously wrong, we’re going to let the governors do it.”

There are many more examples in the article, and plenty more than weren’t included.

The president’s stance was the same throughout. He argued that he had the constitutional authority to “supersede” governors and to shut down the economy in their states, but that he preferred to defer to the governors, according to the federalist structure of the Constitution.

Now, the media are challenging the very power they pressured Trump to assert just days ago.

And now the media and Democrats are discovering Federalism, and the 10th Amendment. Wait till they find out about the 9th Amendment and power to the people. Trump does have power in terms of things like interstate commerce, the “No Preference Clause, “restricts how states may insulate their economies from those of other states,” carrying out duly passed federal laws, and the supremacy clause (which I personally think is overboard in terms of execution, since many laws should never have been passed, should have been knocked down by the Supreme Court since they are not within the powers of Los Federales). But, heck, most governors, including Democrats like NY’s Andrew Cuomo and California’s Gavin Newsom, want the nation reopened for business.

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4 Responses to “Press Corp Which Demanded Trump Has Authority To Close Everything Upset Trump Says He Has Power To Reopen Everything”

  1. Phil says:

    It seems that once again the media has totally missed what Trump is doing here.

    Going into the weekend the narrative was still all about shutdowns, and Pelosi was warning Trump to not open things up or the blood of further deaths would be on his hands.

    So, Trump tsays he has the power to open things up, and now Dem governors are rushing to declare their authority to open their states, setting up commission to decide when to do it, etc.

    Trump has completely changed the narrative on the coronavirus, and destroyed Pelosi’s plan to blame him personally for deaths that are certain to happen as states open back up, all by using his opponents TDS to get them riled up into doing what he wants.

    • Kye says:

      Wouldn’t it be interesting if Stage 4-TDS was discovered to be an “underlying condition” to Red China Flu?

    • formwiz says:

      Dem governors are rushing to declare their authority to open their states, setting up commission to decide when to do it, etc.

      And, if he doesn’t like the way they’re doing it, he can’t tell them where they can stick their commissions.

    • KlemDadidlehopper says:

      The fact the left is owned by China and driven by rage at Trumps mere existence makes it so easy for Trump to get what he wants just by saying he opposes something.

      If he said I am all for Medicare for all the left would demand it be canceled because it will put workers out of a job in the health care industry.

      If he says keep your states closed, they will open them. If he says the sun sets in the west they will roll out thousands of scientists to show that because of a slight wobble in the earth that technically the sun sets 1 degree north of west therefore to say it sets in the west is a LIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Trump’s brain makes Obama’s look small and there is a massive search underway to find CHINA JOE BIDENS brain.

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