The President has tweeted:
“For the purpose of creating conflict and confusion, some in the Fake News Media are saying that it is the Governors decision to open up the states, not that of the President of the United States & the Federal Government. Let it be fully understood that this is incorrect. It is the decision of the President, and for many good reasons. With that being said, the Administration and I are working closely with the Governors, and this will continue. A decision by me, in conjunction with the Governors and input from others, will be made shortly!”
In “It is a decision of the President,” he is unequivocally, Constitutionally wrong.
However, have you checked how SCOTUS interprets the Commerce Clause since FDR?
Or, does anybody remember how we came to have a national 55 MPH speed limit?
Oil crisis? Federal road funding? Gas saving and lives saved predictions that were totally wrong?
In other words, the much of Federalism was blown up long ago. In practical terms, therefore, the President has a point.
The same point Hillsdale makes in refusing all Federal funds.
Comment seen at Instapundit, “Trump is showing himself as a political genius here. He has found a way to get the democrats to defend federalism.”