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Cuomo says if Trump ordered New York to reopen, he ’wouldn’t do it’

Cuomo says if Trump ordered New York to reopen, he ’wouldn’t do it’

NY Governor Cuomo has said that he would not abide by any order that President Trump might give to reopen his state in an unsafe manner. ’If he ordered me to reopen in a way that would endanger the public health of the people of my state, I wouldn’t do it’, Cuomo said. Cuomo was responding to Trump’s statement where he said he had ’total authority’ over states on the US COVID-19 response.

Nicholas Noel
Nicholas Noel 6 months

If Trump told him to keep it closed, he also wouldn't do it.

Rocky 6 months

I don't like Cuomo, but he is absolutely within his authority to do so. The 10th amendment is clear that states have sovereignty. States are far more powerful a governing force than the federal government is. The federal government has, for decades, overstepped it's authority.

Scorpio 6 months

Is the news all just based on hypotheticals and assumptions?

TheWeakMinded 6 months

Didnt listen to his stay home order either

Hannibal 6 months

Yep, Forbes was a bit short on details on how Cuomo would "resist" Trump's order to reopen. If Federal property and institutions are reopened Then the governor would face waves of people breaking quarantine and not enough police to enforce his quarantine. And good luck getting the mostly Republican-leaning NY Guard to defy a federal order! It would be another Governor Wallace moment of "quarantine today, quarantine tomorrow, quarantine forever!"

6Million$Mansplainer 6 months

Vince McMann and a troll doll had a good time, am I right?

Michael 6 months

Trump will just sanction New York then I suppose

Donovan 6 months

If the Govenors gave the order to close their states, it’s their right to choose to reopen them. I would see if Trump closed the country down federally but he refused too, so he doesn’t have the right to when they will open.

michael 6 months

"total control" does not jibe with "states rights". and considering trump was leaving all the decisions to governers, he already ceded that authority. especially when he said "I take no responsibility"

Spontaneous Order
Spontaneous Order 6 months

A Democrat governor asserting his 10th amendment rights. What a crazy world! Yes, this country is a compact among disparate states, not some "Nation under God."

bobby midnite
bobby midnite 6 months

Good, then maybe you'll finally have your arrogant ass hauled off to jail. Salud !

Barny Fraggles
Barny Fraggles 6 months

'If I'm asked to do something I haven't been asked to do but I might I'm telling you I'Il refuse to do it even if I'm never asked' *claps*

yooper 6 months

Non story, President Trump said there are States that are doing better than others, one size doesn't fit all. He would consult experts from the medical and business communities and make suggestions based on those findings. If Cuomo actually said this he's trying to sensationalize or mislead.

chad joice
chad joice 6 months

Atta boy screw dumbass

themdg 6 months

That show Trump who's the king of NY! (NYers... You are down with leaving the city closed, right? Because screw you, Trump?)

T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 6 months

Now Trump can be like, "Well, I tried to save the economy, but these governors wouldn't listen to me, so it's their fault we're in a recession."

John W
John W 6 months

Yea if then they shouldn't ask for financial help. If they want to go it on thier own and be independent, go for it. I salute you, stay closed forever if you want. Just don't ask for bailout.

TAP 6 months

It's really too bad that these governors weren't paying attention when they allowed all this power to get to the central government over the last 70 years. Now that hes declared a national emergency, they have no say.

Kaitlyn 6 months

If Trump doesn’t have the authority to issue a shelter in place, as he said, then he doesn’t have the authority to lift it.

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