Listen to how these governors first reacted to COVID vs. how they're talking now.
“Most of you are weak,” Trump said. “You have to arrest people.”
A recent poll found that a majority of Americans believe their state governors are responding to the coronavirus crisis more effectively than the national effort led by President Trump.
Under the Constitution, public health and safety is primarily the domain of state and local officials and it was not clear what, if any, authorities Trump could use to overrule their decisions.
The surgeon general has recommended every state do so to reduce spread of the coronavirus.