"You’re going to call your own shots." That's what President Donald Trump told the nation's governors in a conference call yesterday. He's given them rough guidelines for a three-phase plan to gradually reopen for business, but left it up to each state to figure out when and how to proceed.
What's the bigger picture? It's a stark reversal of Trump's claim of having "total authority" — and suggests returning to normal may take far longer than the White House wants, especially while testing in the U.S. remains inadequate.
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