Donald Trump Reasserts ‘Total Authority’ to Reopen States

by Charlie Spiering

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.

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