Trump Defies 10th Amendment, Falsely Claims He Can Force States to Reopen Businesses During Coronavirus Pandemic
President Donald Trump claimed on Twitter that he has the legal authority to force businesses — closed for the coronavirus crisis — even though the 10th Amendment says any power not specifically given to the federal government by the Constitution belongs to the States and the people.
….It is the decision of the President, and for many good reasons. With that being said, the Administration and I are working closely with the Governors, and this will continue. A decision by me, in conjunction with the Governors and input from others, will be made shortly!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2020