We are currently being told that Donald will save us all. I have chosen to save myself, by paying as little attention to that degenerate moron as possible.
Any plan to reopen society MUST be driven by data and experts, not opinion and politics.
We will learn from the warning signs from other countries.
We will take every precaution.
We will work together as a region.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) April 13, 2020
The President of the United States hasn’t heard of the 10th Amendment. He seems to think he has ultimate authority over all the states when he does not. 🤦🏻♀️
— Emily Thies (@ejthies15) April 13, 2020
Donald Trump has ZERO legal authority to tell any state what to do and there are NO provisions of any kind. Even if we did, does anyone think he is going to be taken seriously now?
Here in Michigan, we are doing our best with absolutely nothing but interference from an out of control Federal government run by gangsters.
Raise your hand if you think the founding fathers of this country are all rolling over in their graves right now because Trump thinks he has the ultimate authority over the states. ✋🏻✋🏻✋🏻✋🏻✋🏻 Kudos to @kaitlancollins for trying to get him to answer about who told him that.
— Jennifer T. Senick (@carebear021781) April 13, 2020
Trump’s authority stops at the District of Columbus line. Russia Today:
“New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and five regional governors have banded together to decide when to reopen their economies. The move clashes with President Donald Trump’s insistence on making that call himself.
— A Texan in Kentucky🏳️🌈 (@JeffRussell10) April 13, 2020
Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Cuomo announced that he would work together with the governors of New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Rhode Island to decide together when to lift the quarantine measures in their respective states.
Each state will nominate a public health official and an “economic health” official, who will lift restrictions in the region after consulting with the group as a whole. No date was given for the economic restart, with Cuomo stating that the decision will be made “smartly,” based on “the facts” as they present themselves.
All six governors are Democrats, and the decision to ignore federal directions and work together will likely set them up for a showdown with President Trump.
Earlier on Monday, Trump insisted on Twitter that “it is the decision of the president” when to reopen the economy, “and for many good reasons.” Trump has said that he will lift lockdown measures on May 1, a goal considered unrealistic by his own coronavirus task force.
Cuomo defended his decision to go it alone. “Let’s see what the federal government’s plan is,” he told reporters. Trump “left it to the states to close down. Without any guidance really, he took the position that it was the states’ decision.”
‘If they want to change the model, they can change the model,’ he said.
Cuomo’s working group will meet on Tuesday to discuss a date for the reopening. The governor did not suggest a date, but said he wishes to lift the lockdown ‘ASAP.'”