U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Thursday he is empowering state governors to decide when they will reopen their states to economic activity after mass closures caused by the novel coronavirus, even though such authority is not his to give.  

Trump said during his daily evening press conference that the gradual processes will be undertaken by governors who “will be empowered” by his plan “to tailor an approach that meets the diverse circumstances of their own states.”

“If they need to remain closed, we will allow them to do that, and if they believe it is time to reopen, we

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