Donald Trump thinks he is the king of America and what he says goes. Nothing could be further from the truth because the United States is a democratic republic, and not a monarchy. Since the coronavirus outbreak occurred, Trump has placed himself front and center in every interview and press briefing, but today, he went too far.
Monday, Trump claimed that he had total authority to make moves, and that is just untrue.
“When somebody is president of the United States, your authority is total.”
Now, CNN journalist Jim Acosta is silencing the president’s ridiculous claims.
Trump says the authority of the president is “total.” (Reporter checks US constitution) This is not true.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) April 13, 2020
According to CNN:
President Donald Trump lashed out at criticism of his handling of the coronavirus crisisduring a grievance-fueled appearance from the White House that featured a propaganda-like video he said was produced by his aides.The appearance only affirmed the impression that some of Trump’s chief concerns amid the global public health disaster are how his performance is viewed in the media and whether he’s being fairly judged.He clearly did not believe that was the case Monday. He stepped to the podium armed with a video meant to frame his response in a positive light after his initial handling of the crisis has come under increasing scrutiny.
After it aired, Trump grew increasingly irate as reporters probed the time line of his response, claiming the criticism wasn’t fair and that he’d handled the outbreak effectively.“Everything we did was right,” Trump insisted after an extended tirade against negative coverage. Pressed later about his authority to reopen parts of the country, Trump delivered an eyebrow-raising statement asserting absolute control over the country.