After President Trump declared a national state of emergency on Friday to contain the coronavirus outbreak, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sideswiped him with a snarky warning not to “indulge his autocratic tendencies” at this time.
“I’m pleased the president heeded our calls to invoke the Stafford Act to extend vital financial assistance to help keep communities safe from the coronavirus outbreak,” Schumer said. “I urge New York and other states to immediately request these newly-available funds and for the Trump administration to approve these requests without delay.
“As other steps are considered, the president must not overstep his authority or indulge his autocratic tendencies for purposes not truly related to this public health crisis,” Schumer added.
By “overstep his authority” and “indulge his autocratic tendencies,” the Democrats are referring to President Trump taking actions that run counter to their America-Last agenda.