'King Trump': Critics reject president's 'total' power claim in coronavirus fight - 2020-04-14
The United States was founded in part to escape the tyranny of a king, and state governors will not be bullied into that model of government because of the coronavirus threat.
That was New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's message to U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday, in response to the POTUS' claim that he can forcibly end state-ordered lockdowns meant to stop the spread of COVID-19.
"We don't have a king in this country. We didn't want a king, so we have a Constitution and we elect a president," Cuomo said at his daily briefing on Tuesday, in response to Trump's remarks on Monday that he has the "absolute" power to order states back to work.