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Wed Apr 15, 2020, 07:39 AM

In nod to governors, Trump walks back total authority claim

Source: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he’s open to some states “reopening” before federal social distancing guidelines expire at the end of month, as he appeared to back off his claim of absolute authority to decide when the time was right to act.

Hours after suggesting that the bipartisan concerns of governors about his assertion of power would amount to an insurrection, Trump abruptly reversed course Tuesday, saying he would leave it to governors to determine when and how to revive activity in their states. He said he likely would discuss his plans with governors on Thursday.

“The governors are responsible,” Trump said. “They have to take charge.”

Still, he insisted, “The governors will be very, very respectful of the presidency.”

Democratic and Republican governors had objected after Trump asserted Monday that he alone would determine when and how to reopen the economy, despite clear constitutional limitations on federal powers.

Trump said Tuesday he would authorize governors “of each individual state to implement a reopening — and a very powerful reopening — plan of their state at a time and in a matter as most appropriate.” Trump added that he would support moves by states that haven’t been hit hard by the outbreak to ease restrictions even before federal guidelines on social distancing expire April 30.

Read more: https://apnews.com/420a38ec14101eab70e07be367ee6422

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Reply In nod to governors, Trump walks back total authority claim (Original post)
usaf-vet Apr 2020 OP
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2020 #1
no_hypocrisy Apr 2020 #3
bucolic_frolic Apr 2020 #2
beachbumbob Apr 2020 #4
safeinOhio Apr 2020 #5
mahatmakanejeeves Apr 2020 #6
raccoon Apr 2020 #7
MosheFeingold Apr 2020 #15
ananda Apr 2020 #8
marble falls Apr 2020 #9
rickyhall Apr 2020 #18
machoneman Apr 2020 #10
samsingh Apr 2020 #11
Alex4Martinez Apr 2020 #12
callous taoboy Apr 2020 #13
yaesu Apr 2020 #14
area51 Apr 2020 #16
StarlightGold Apr 2020 #17
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Apr 2020 #19

Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 07:41 AM

1. Sort of.

Trump said Tuesday he would authorize governors “of each individual state to implement a reopening — and a very powerful reopening — plan of their state at a time and in a matter as most appropriate.” Trump added that he would support moves by states that haven’t been hit hard by the outbreak to ease restrictions even before federal guidelines on social distancing expire April 30.

Authorize?

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 07:43 AM

3. That's like being an independent adult child and your parent "allowing" you to break curfew.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 07:42 AM

2. Trump's making it worse, more fatal, a bigger problem of longer duration

Trump is a blithering idiot.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 07:51 AM

4. they had to use the big marker board and really BIG LETTERS to teach trump he has no power

over states and it would cause MANY GOP Governors to blast him

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 08:38 AM

5. Every question by a reporter should begin with

As President, do you have the power to......




Just give him a lot more rope.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 08:42 AM

6. "The president has total authority over the states" by, unironically, the Federalist

TOTALAUTHORITYHat Retweeted

"The president has total authority over the states" by, unironically, the Federalist


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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 08:47 AM

7. Somebody close to him must've fussed at him about that. Nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 09:52 AM

15. It was that libertarian senator

He went apeshit publicly.

The one that was attacked twice — at the softball game and then by the neighbor. And got CV.

Can’t remember his name.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 08:55 AM

8. There was a strong implied threat there.

"must be respectful of the presidency"

Asshole

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 09:17 AM

9. If he gets stood up to, he always backs down.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 11:59 AM

18. He's a coward, everybody knows that.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 09:18 AM

10. No apology ever! Trump's mantra, even when wrong. Reminds me of the old joke:

I've never made a mistake. I thought I did once, but I was wrong!

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 09:21 AM

11. Stupid way to put this from APs perspective. There was no nod. Reality set in and he retreated

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 09:28 AM

12. We need to take away his crayons and give him a time out. eom

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 09:33 AM

13. What? He's not claiming he never said he had total authority?

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 09:49 AM

14. tRump playing King, first he says no than he gives them the ok like he owned it all along

typical lifelong con artist

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 10:10 AM

16. Flip-flop Donnie.


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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 10:23 AM

17. "The governors will be very, very respectful of the presidency."

Oh really, you miserable fuckface?
Or else...what?

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Response to StarlightGold (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 15, 2020, 02:39 PM

19. My high school English teacher said that using the word "very" has no purpose at all.

One is either respectful or not. Trump uses the word "very" a lot to emphasize that something is important to him. This is the first time I've seen it doubled ("very, very respectful" ) so the governors standing up to him must have shaken him. Also, notice that during his meltdown he dropped into to using the third person: "the president has complete power," "very, very respectful of the presidency." We all know that what he's thinking is "me." "I have complete power," "very, very respectful of me." The one person who has absolutely no respect for the presidency is Fat Donnie himself.

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