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Mon Apr 13, 2020, 09:17 PM

'The Authority is Total':Trump claims he has power to decide when state reopen

Source: Washington Examiner

Trump made the remarks at a White House news conference on Monday, which reiterated tweets from him earlier in the day in which he said that reopening states was not up to governors but “is the decision of the president.”

“The president of the United States has the authority to do what the president has the authority to do, which is very powerful. The president of the United States calls the shots,” Trump said. "If we weren’t here for the states, you would’ve had a problem in this country like you’ve never seen before.

“It’s a decision for the president of the United States. Now with that being said, we’re going to work with the states because it’s very important,” he added but emphasized that “they can’t do anything without the approval of the president of the United States.”

“When somebody is the president of the United States, the authority is total, and that's the way it's got to be. It’s total, and the governors know that,” Trump said during the news conference.

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Reply 'The Authority is Total':Trump claims he has power to decide when state reopen (Original post)
NoRoadUntravelled Apr 2020 OP
Under The Radar Apr 2020 #1
durablend Apr 2020 #2
mr_lebowski Apr 2020 #3
progree Apr 2020 #4
Dem2theMax Apr 2020 #5
Baitball Blogger Apr 2020 #6
moonseller66 Apr 2020 #7
oldsoftie Apr 2020 #8
summer_in_TX Apr 2020 #9
iluvtennis Apr 2020 #10
not_the_one Apr 2020 #11
LudwigPastorius Apr 2020 #12
BlueIdaho Apr 2020 #13
Wash. state Desk Jet Apr 2020 #14
llashram Apr 2020 #15
rpannier Apr 2020 #16
truthisfreedom Apr 2020 #17
Bayard Apr 2020 #18
Bengus81 Apr 2020 #19

Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 09:20 PM

1. Yea but he also thinks that a China is paying Tariffs

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 09:20 PM

2. But he's not a dictator, right?

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 09:27 PM

3. I'd imagine the ex-post-facto 'clarification' will be 'he meant during a National Emergency' ...

Or some such bullshit.

His knuckle-dragging cult members, had these words ever been uttered by a Democrat:



Those same dipshits now:


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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 09:35 PM

4. Trump March 13, 2020 vs Trump April 13, 2020

Trump on March 13: "I don't take responsibility at all."

Trump on April 13: "When somebody is the president of the United States, the authority is total."

Credit: kpete   https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213281508

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 09:37 PM

5. Seriously?

"If we weren’t here for the states, you would’ve had a problem in this country like you’ve never seen before."

What planet is he living on?

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 10:01 PM

6. The only total that Trump is, is totally stupid.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 10:05 PM

7. What Can One Man Do/

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 10:33 PM

8. But I thought the GOP was a strong supporter of "states rights"??

So I'm sure the Tea Party or Freedom Caucus or whoever will come out tomorrow and explain to trump that no, he does NOT have "total authority" over the states. I'm almost certain they would've done it if Pres Obama had made such a statement.
That should settle THAT.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 10:35 PM

9. Megalomania

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:00 PM

10. What a dipshit. He thinks he is an emperor and the senate voting to acquit him on impeachment

sealed the deal.

The great thing though is that many Constitutionalists chime in on twitter today to say that trump is wrong, wrong, wrong on this -- he has no power to tell the states they have to relax their stay at home orders.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Mon Apr 13, 2020, 11:12 PM

11. So what is he going to do when the governors of states who

contain more than half of the population say "NOPE. NOT gonna reopen, will continue with shelter in place and social distancing, until the SCIENTIFIC/MEDICAL EXPERTS say it should happen"?

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 01:03 AM

12. "...you would've had a problem in this country like you've never seen before."


We're having one now, you fucking moron, and it's because of your complete indifference and incompetence.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 01:06 AM

13. I wonder if the Supreme Court agrees? nt.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 01:28 AM

14. Well Trump does fallow whats up in New York- but it just has to be all about him

Cuomo, de Blasio Battle Over Opening Schools – and the Economy

https://www.usnews.com/news/education-news/articles/2020-04-13/andrew-cuomo-bill-de-blasio-battle-over-opening-schools-and-the-economy

So Cuomo says only the governor can make that call and Trump of course in his head must tower over the whole show because he simply believes that is the way it should be and his fans know that !

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 01:44 AM

15. the wannabe

fuhrer speaks. He will cause bloodshed, chaos and insanity in the streets of America. He is a malignant narcissist and psychopath. And he has millions of lemmings willing to follow him. Sad really how easily the racists have become the 'brownshirts these days. This president was to have had Hitler's Mein Kamph on his nightstand during the 2016 political season. And it does seem he's following the dictator's handbook demanding everyone bow down to his power. Sad, sad, sad what America has become. A cesspool ruled by a family of grifters.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 02:12 AM

16. The only things total are, He's a total moron. And a total incompetent

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 05:03 AM

17. what if you threw a presidency and nobody came?

Fake crowd at the mall for his fake for-profit inauguration. He can order the governors around all he wants. We'll do what our governor says, not what he says.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 12:13 PM

18. Respect My Authoritah

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Tue Apr 14, 2020, 12:19 PM

19. See ya in court Bozo..........

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