Donald Trump claimed that the states should take responsibility for the coronavirus pandemic. Under that scenario, POTUS’ hands could remain clean during the illness afflicting every state in the nation. Then, the man sitting in the Oval Office decided something entirely different.
Trump claimed that when it was time to open up the country once again, sending people out of their safe homes and into the public, he would decide. He tweeted that the media was to blame for a wrong-headed message:
‘For the purpose of creating conflict and confusion, some in the Fake News Media are saying that it is the Governors decision to open up the states, not that of the President of the United States & the Federal Government. Let it be fully understood that this is incorrect….’
Trump continued tweeting:
‘….It is the decision of the President, and for many good reasons. With that being said, the Administration and I are working closely with the Governors, and this will continue. A decision by me, in conjunction with the Governors and input from others, will be made shortly!’
Then, The New York Times’ journalist Maggie Haberman set the president straight. She wrote that Trump’s advisers believed in “a states’ decision:”
‘After weeks of his advisers pointing out that Republicans believe in states’ rights to explain why this is a states’ decision, the president asserts that no, it’s his.’
Twitter world went crazy after Trump posted this tweet. Check out some of our favorite responses below:
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