Key Focus

  • But as of Monday, no one in the state is under a mandatory stay-at-home order.
    This patchwork of restrictions is far from perfect, and it has drawn criticism from public health experts who say it risks luring people from restrictive areas to less restrictive ones in search of goods and services.
    Some of these experts have even called on Trump to issue a nationwide lockdown, a response adopted by many governments around the globe which have prohibited their citizens from leaving their homes.
    Yet so far, the federal government's primary public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has only issued "guidance" for individuals, businesses and healthcare providers.
    An example of this kind of guidance is the CDC's national campaign, dubbed "30 Days to Stop the Spread," which recommends hand washing, social distancing and staying home.
    Feds offer guidance and aid
    All of this is not to imply that Trump has not used the powers of the presidency to responded to the crisis, however
  • As the nation entered its third straight week of near total economic shutdown on Monday, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that it will be his decision when the nation's businesses will reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, and not a choice left to individual governors.
    But legal experts say Trump is wrong. For one, they note that U.S. law gives state governors wide latitude to protect the health and safety of their constituents.
  • He has also signed congressional legislation providing more than $2 trillion in federal aid to businesses and individuals hard hit by the economic shutdown.
    After initially resisting the move, Trump was even convinced to invoke the Defense Production Act to force U.S. companies to manufacture much-needed medical equipment.
    Still, few of these actions, save for the travel bans, are the type that would be lifted or reversed if the nation's public health experts determined that the virus'spread had been slowed enough so that schools and businesses could reopen


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  • HEALTH
  • FEDERAL
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  • High Level Abstractions

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  • ( TRUMP, EXPERTS )(3, 1st Order)  top
  • ( TRUMP, BUSINESSES )(3, 1st Order)  top
  • ( TRUMP, VIRUS )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( TRUMP, TRAVEL )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( TRUMP, INDIVIDUALS )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( TRUMP, GUIDANCE )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( TRUMP, ECONOMIC )(2, 1st Order)  top
  • ( TRUMP, UNITED_STATES )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( TRUMP, STAY-AT-HOME )(1, 1st Order)  top
  • ( TRUMP, SERVICES )(1, 1st Order)  top
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  • ( HEALTH, BUSINESSES )(3, 1st Order)  top
  • ( HEALTH, GOVERNMENTS )(3, 1st Order)  top
  • ( HEALTH, FEDERAL )(3, 1st Order)  top
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  • References

    • ( TRUMP )  top
    • ( TRUMP, HEALTH )  top
    • (Read more)   top. For one, they note that U.S. law gives state governors wide latitude to protect the health and safety of their constituents.
    • (Read more)   top
      This patchwork of restrictions is far from perfect, and it has drawn criticism from public health experts who say it risks luring people from restrictive areas to less restrictive ones in search of goods and services.
      Some of these experts have even called on Trump to issue a nationwide lockdown,...
    • (Read more)   top
      Still, few of these actions, save for the travel bans, are the type that would be lifted or reversed if the nation's public health experts determined that the virus'spread had been slowed enough so that schools and businesses could reopen
    • ( TRUMP, FEDERAL )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      Yet so far, the federal government's primary public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has only issued "guidance" for individuals, businesses and healthcare providers.
      An example...
    • (Read more)   top
      As the virus spread through the country this spring, Trump also issued federal disaster declarations for dozens of hard-hit states, permitting them to access emergency funding from the federal government
    • (Read more)   topHe has also signed congressional legislation providing more than $2 trillion in federal aid to businesses and individuals hard hit by the economic shutdown.
      After initially resisting the move, Trump was even convinced to invoke the Defense Production Act to force U.S. companies...
    • ( TRUMP, EXPERTS )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      But legal experts say Trump is wrong. For one, they note that U.S. law gives state governors wide latitude to protect the health and safety of their constituents
    • (Read more)   top
      This patchwork of restrictions is far from perfect, and it has drawn criticism from public health experts who say it risks luring people from restrictive areas to less restrictive ones in search of goods and services.
      Some of these experts have even called on Trump to issue a nationwide lockdown,...
    • (Read more)   top
      Still, few of these actions, save for the travel bans, are the type that would be lifted or reversed if the nation's public health experts determined that the virus'spread had been slowed enough so that schools and businesses could reopen
    • ( TRUMP, BUSINESSES )  top
    • (Read more)   topAs the nation entered its third straight week of near total economic shutdown on Monday, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that it will be his decision when the nation's businesses will reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, and not a choice left to individual governors.
      But legal experts say Trump is wrong
    • (Read more)   top
      Yet so far, the federal government's primary public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has only issued "guidance" for individuals, businesses and healthcare providers.
      An example of this kind of guidance is the CDC's national campaign, dubbed "30 Days to Stop the Spread," which recommends hand washing, social distancing...
    • (Read more)   topHe has also signed congressional legislation providing more than $2 trillion in federal aid to businesses and individuals hard hit by the economic shutdown.
      After initially resisting the move, Trump was even convinced to invoke the Defense Production Act to force U.S. companies to manufacture...
    • ( TRUMP, VIRUS )  top
    • (Read more)   top He has also restricted travel to the United States from China and Europe, where the virus has infected hundreds of thousands of people.
      As the virus spread through the country this spring, Trump also issued federal disaster declarations for dozens of hard-hit states, permitting them...
    • (Read more)   top
      Still, few of these actions, save for the travel bans, are the type that would be lifted or reversed if the nation's public health experts determined that the virus'spread had been slowed enough so that schools and businesses could reopen.
    • ( TRUMP, TRAVEL )  top
    • (Read more)   top He has also restricted travel to the United States from China and Europe, where the virus has infected hundreds of thousands of people.
      As the virus spread through the country this spring, Trump also issued federal disaster...
    • (Read more)   top
      Still, few of these actions, save for the travel bans, are the type that would be lifted or reversed if the nation's public health experts determined that the virus'spread had been slowed enough so that schools and businesses could reopen
    • ( TRUMP, INDIVIDUALS )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      Yet so far, the federal government's primary public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has only issued "guidance" for individuals, businesses and healthcare providers.
      An example of this kind of guidance is the CDC's national campaign, dubbed "30 Days to Stop the Spread," which recommends hand washing, social...
    • (Read more)   topHe has also signed congressional legislation providing more than $2 trillion in federal aid to businesses and individuals hard hit by the economic shutdown.
      After initially resisting the move, Trump was even convinced to invoke the Defense Production Act to force U.S. companies to manufacture much-needed...
    • ( TRUMP, GUIDANCE )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      An example of this kind of guidance is the CDC's national campaign, dubbed "30 Days to Stop the Spread," which recommends hand washing, social distancing and staying home.
      Feds offer guidance and aid
      All of this is...
    • ( TRUMP, ECONOMIC )  top
    • (Read more)   topAs the nation entered its third straight week of near total economic shutdown on Monday, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that it will be his decision when the nation's businesses will reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, and not a choice left to individual...
    • (Read more)   topHe has also signed congressional legislation providing more than $2 trillion in federal aid to businesses and individuals hard hit by the economic shutdown.
      After initially resisting the move, Trump was even convinced to invoke the Defense Production Act to force U.S. companies to manufacture much-needed medical equipment.
      Still,...
    • ( TRUMP, UNITED_STATES )  top
    • (Read more)   top He has also restricted travel to the United States from China and Europe, where the virus has infected hundreds of thousands of people.
      As the virus spread through the country this spring, Trump also issued federal disaster declarations for dozens...
    • ( TRUMP, STAY-AT-HOME )  top
    • (Read more)   top But as of Monday, no one in the state is under a mandatory stay-at-home order.
      This patchwork of restrictions is far from perfect, and it has drawn criticism from public health experts who say it risks luring people from restrictive areas to less restrictive ones...
    • ( TRUMP, SERVICES )  top
    • (Read more)   top ... patchwork of restrictions is far from perfect, and it has drawn criticism from public health experts who say it risks luring people from restrictive areas to less restrictive ones in search of goods and services.
      Some
      of these experts have even called on Trump to issue a nationwide lockdown, a response adopted by many governments around the globe which have prohibited their citizens from leaving their homes.
      Yet...
    • ( HEALTH )  top
    • ( HEALTH, EXPERTS )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( TRUMP , EXPERTS )
    • ( HEALTH, CITIZENS )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      In reality, the authority to protect the public health of U.S. citizens by directing shutdowns and shelter-in-place orders lies squarely with the nation's governors, and not with the president.
      "State and local governments have strong police power to protect...
    • (Read more)   top
      Some of these experts have even called on Trump to issue a nationwide lockdown, a response adopted by many governments around the globe which have prohibited their citizens from leaving their homes.
      Yet so far, the federal government's primary public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has only issued "guidance" for individuals,...
    • ( HEALTH, BUSINESSES )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( TRUMP , BUSINESSES )
    • ( HEALTH, GOVERNMENTS )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      In fact, the law gives the power to protect public health to individual states and state governments.
      Trump
      has sought to project an image of almost unlimited presidential authority during the coronavirus crisis.
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      President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during...
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      "State and local governments have strong police power to protect their citizens and so I'm unaware of any way in which the federal government could basically try to override anything the states and cities have been doing to...
    • (Read more)   top
      Some of these experts have even called on Trump to issue a nationwide lockdown, a response adopted by many governments around the globe which have prohibited their citizens from leaving their homes.
      Yet so far, the federal government's primary public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...
    • ( HEALTH, FEDERAL )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      "State and local governments have strong police power to protect their citizens and so I'm unaware of any way in which the federal government could basically try to override anything the states and cities have been doing to protect the public health of their citizens," said William Buzbee, a professor at Georgetown University Law School...
    • (Read more)   topSee ( TRUMP , FEDERAL )
    • ( HEALTH, CORONAVIRUS )  top
    • (Read more)   top Why Trump's claim that he has power to 'open up'states amid coronavirus is false
      PUBLISHED MON, APR 13 20202:30 EDTUPDATED 22 falsely claims that it will be his decision when "to open up the states" and not that of the governors.
      In fact, the law gives the...
    • (Read more)   top... nation entered its third straight week of near total economic shutdown on Monday, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that it will be his decision when the nation's businesses will reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, and not a choice left to individual governors.
      But legal experts say Trump is wrong
    • ( HEALTH, WHITE_HOUSE )  top
    • (Read more)   top
      President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during the Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
      Oliver Contreras | SIPA | Bloomberg via Getty Images
      WASHINGTON
    • (Read more)   top A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to questions from CNBC about what the president meant by this.
      In reality, the authority to protect the public health of U.S. citizens by directing...
    • ( HEALTH, INDIVIDUALS )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( TRUMP , INDIVIDUALS )
    • ( HEALTH, GUIDANCE )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( TRUMP , GUIDANCE )
    • ( HEALTH, ECONOMIC )  top
    • (Read more)   topSee ( TRUMP , ECONOMIC )
    • ( HEALTH, DONALD_TRUMP )  top
    • (Read more)   top
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      President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during the Coronavirus Task Force press briefing at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
      Oliver...
    • ( FEDERAL )  top
    • (Read more)   top ... with the nation's governors, and not with the president. "State and local governments have strong police power to protect their citizens and so I'm unaware of any way in which the federal government could basically try to override anything the states and cities have been doing to protect the public health of their citizens," said William Buzbee, a professor at Georgetown University Law School...
    • (Read more)   top ... have even called on Trump to issue a nationwide lockdown, a response adopted by many governments around the globe which have prohibited their citizens from leaving their homes. Yet so far, the federal government's primary public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has only issued "guidance" for individuals, businesses and healthcare providers. An example...
    • (Read more)   top He has. Since late January, Trump has issued several executive orders pertaining to the virus, and he has closed federal properties like national parks and the Smithsonian Institution to visitors. He has also restricted travel to the United States from China and Europe, where the virus has infected hundreds of thousands...
    • (Read more)   topHe has also signed congressional legislation providing more than $2 trillion in federal aid to businesses and individuals hard hit by the economic shutdown. After initially resisting the move, Trump was even convinced to invoke the Defense Production Act to force U.S. companies...
    • ( BUSINESSES )  top
    • (Read more)   topAs the nation entered its third straight week of near total economic shutdown on Monday, President Donald Trump falsely claimed that it will be his decision when the nation's businesses will reopen during the coronavirus pandemic, and not a choice left to individual governors. But legal experts say Trump is wrong
    • (Read more)   top ... closures as the coronavirus has spread from coasts and cities to the nation's more rural interior. Three weeks ago, California's Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom closed all non-essential businesses, and prohibited residents from leaving their homes unless absolutely necessary. Newsom's state was one of the earliest to experience a significant outbreak, and there have been more than 23,000 confirmed...
    • (Read more)   top ... leaving their homes. Yet so far, the federal government's primary public health agency, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has only issued "guidance" for individuals, businesses and healthcare providers. An example of this kind of guidance is the CDC's national campaign, dubbed "30 Days to Stop the Spread," which recommends hand washing, social distancing...
    • (Read more)   top ... declarations for dozens of hard-hit states, permitting them to access emergency funding from the federal government. He has also signed congressional legislation providing more than $2 trillion in federal aid to businesses and individuals hard hit by the economic shutdown. After initially resisting the move, Trump was even convinced to invoke the Defense Production Act to force U.S. companies to manufacture...