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Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn't have

 

Last updated 5/28/2020 at 11:45am



JILL COLVIN

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Threatening to shut down Twitter for flagging false content. Claiming he can "override" governors who dare to keep churches closed to congregants. Asserting the "absolute authority" to force states to reopen, even when local leaders say it's too soon.

As he battles the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has been claiming extraordinarily sweeping powers that legal scholars say the president simply doesn't have. And he has repeatedly refused to spell out the legal basis for those powers.

"It's not that the president doesn't have a rem...



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