We give you the Cliff Notes on Trump’s daily press briefings so you don’t have to watch. (See above.)
Then, this morning, the irate
dictator President tweeted that only he, the President, can decide when to re-open the country, and called any governor who resisted his ‘total authority’ a mutineer.
The President then threatened to withhold coronavirus aid to States that didn’t abide by his absolute rulings.
Cue Governor Andrew Cuomo who called Trump a ‘schizophrenic’ for claiming he has ‘total authority’ over the states to reopen the United States.
‘It makes no sense. It is schizophrenic,’ Cuomo told CNN.
As Cuomo pointed out, as did many in the media, the constitution does not support Trump’s claims,
‘It says the federal government does not have absolute power,’ Cuomo said on CNN Tuesday morning. ‘It says the exact opposite that the president said. It says that would be a king. We would have had King George Washington and we didn’t have King George Washington. We don’t have King Trump. We have President Trump. And, remember, the colonies created the federal government. The states created the federal government, not the other way around. We have a tenth amendment that is explicit, certain responsibilities are state responsibilities.’
But he later added that he wouldn’t fight with Trump:
‘The president will have no fight with me. I will not engage,’ Cuomo said
New York governor said he would refuse an order from Trump to reopen his state and said he would take the matter to the courts to decide.
‘We would have a constitutional challenge between the state and the federal government and that would go into the courts,’ Cuomo said.
He warned Trump could create a ‘constitutional crisis’
‘The only way this situation gets worse is if the president creates a constitutional crisis,’ Cuomo said on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe.’