Governors on both coasts announced yesterday that they'll coordinate plans for eventually lifting coronavirus restrictions and restarting their economies. But President Donald Trump, eager to reopen the country sooner, wasn't having it: Claiming his authority is "total" on the matter — citing "numerous provisions" in the Constitution — he said only he could decide when that happens. Trump also lashed out at criticism that the White House bungled its pandemic response, declaring, "Everything we did was right."
What would reopening look like? It would likely involve gradually easing measures like the definition of "essential" businesses while closely watching the infection rate.