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Coronavirus Updates: Trump Insists He Has ‘Total’ Authority to Supersede Governors

State leaders on both coasts are starting to debate how and when to reopen. The closure of a major meat processing plant could affect the nation’s food supply.

Governors team up to discuss reopening their states. Trump asserts “total” authority to overrule them.

Hours after two groups of governors announced that they were forming regional working groups to help plan when it would be safe to ease restrictions and reopen their economies, President Trump asserted in a White House news briefing that the authority to make such decisions rested with him.