Critics say Trump has no coronavirus plan. Actually, he does–it’s called federalism.

Sep 29, 2020

Near the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, critics of President Donald Trump’s response to the novel virus claimed that he didn’t have a plan. They’ve derided him for not having a “national response” and have called for a nationwide lockdown and mask order. Critics pressed the president to use the power of the federal government to issue pervasive dictates covering […]

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