US President Donald Trump. Photo: AFPUS President Donald Trump. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump. Photo: AFP

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Coronavirus: why Donald Trump has little power to reopen US economy

  • Trump claimed it is his decision whether to reopen states after the pandemic risk has eased
  • But legal experts say a US president has quite limited power to order cities to reopen government buildings or local businesses
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
US President Donald Trump. Photo: AFPUS President Donald Trump. Photo: AFP
US President Donald Trump. Photo: AFP
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