On his way to see the bigly, hospital ship that only The Chosen One could make happen (because of his dithering, ignoring, and claiming the virus was nothing more than a Democratic hoax), Trump held a Yellicopter Presser on the White House lawn. Trump now considers a temporary, fourteen-day quarantine on New York, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut.
“We’re thinking about certain things. Some people would like to see New York quarantined because it’s a hotspot. … We might not have to do it, but there’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine, short-term, two weeks on New York. Probably New Jersey, certain parts of Connecticut,” he told reporters as he departed the White House.
I’d rather not do it, but maybe we need it,”CNN:
Governor Cuomo claims that he and Trump never spoke about a mandatory quarantine: “I didn’t speak to him about any quarantine”
In New York, Cuomo is now being asked about Trump’s remarks.
He spoke to the president “about the ship coming up and the four sites”, he says, adding: “I didn’t speak to him about any quarantine.”
As The Post reported in February, regulations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention give health officials broad authority to quarantine or isolate anyone “reasonably believed” to have been exposed to a range of highly infectious diseases.
This exceptional power is rooted in the Constitution’s Commerce Clause, which allows Congress to regulate foreign and interstate commerce.
Trump also attacked a few state governors for being, “problem children.”