Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Fox News)   Trump to governors: "If you don't agree with me on reopening, I will send in the feds"   (foxnews.com) divider line
    More: Amusing, United States, CNBC, Controversy, Melania Trump, President Trump, Economy of the United States, Controversies, Fox Broadcasting Company  
•       •       •

3228 clicks; posted to Politics » on 19 May 2020 at 10:19 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



171 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Newest | Show all

 
2020-05-19 8:41:48 AM  
DO IT
 
2020-05-19 8:42:17 AM  
STATES RIGHTS!
 
2020-05-19 8:42:48 AM  
Republicans hate state's rights now.  Farking Nazis.
 
2020-05-19 8:43:41 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-05-19 8:55:34 AM  
Federalism only counts if it helps business. When it hurts, it's RIGHT OUT!

Duh.
 
2020-05-19 8:59:17 AM  
Nah nah, this it Trump talking out of both sides. He's declaring it's his right to impose federal control over the states but at the same time saying he's happy for the states to make their own decisions.

He's done this before, threatening to close access to/from NY and was basically smacked down.

He's saying he has the power to do this (he doesn't), not that he will (he won't).
 
2020-05-19 9:06:17 AM  
"I won't give you the PPE you need, and when you order it yourself, I will have FEMA steal the orders.  I won't give you testing kits, or help you set up widespread testing, you have to do that on your own.  You should buy your own ventilators and I will bid against you. I won't give you any money to help just because you can't budget well.  But get those economies open again or else!!!"
 
2020-05-19 9:12:30 AM  
Send it troops to do what? Man the Starbucks? Jesus, what a moron?
 
2020-05-19 9:25:43 AM  
Maybe the troops are going to give us free haircuts.  Or deliver pizza.
 
2020-05-19 9:39:50 AM  
lh3.googleusercontent.comView Full Size
 
2020-05-19 9:45:20 AM  
1. No you won't, Trump, because you are a coward

2. Pacifica now

3. Bring it on dipshiat
 
2020-05-19 9:58:05 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-05-19 10:11:14 AM  

wejash: Federalism only counts if it helps business or if it hurts black people. When it hurts businesses or helps black people, it's RIGHT OUT!

Duh.


FTFY. Everyone knows the real reason why the GOP-controlled states are tripping over each other to be the first to fully reopen.
 
2020-05-19 10:22:27 AM  
Do it, drag people from their homes and make them go out and spend money while at gun point.
 
2020-05-19 10:23:01 AM  
Government small enough to fit in your overcrowded ICU ward.
 
2020-05-19 10:23:24 AM  
So much for state rights
 
2020-05-19 10:23:54 AM  
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-05-19 10:24:20 AM  

Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: 1. No you won't, Trump, because you are a coward

2. Pacifica now

3. Bring it on dipshiat


Please knock off that nonsensical notion. The union is not breaking up.
 
2020-05-19 10:26:25 AM  
Is it wrong that I really want this to happen, not because I want things to reopen, but because of the nudge it would give the states to go their separate ways?

/ Yeah, it's a pipe dream, I know.
 
2020-05-19 10:26:45 AM  

grokca: [Fark user image 259x194]


Lets hook Trump up to a lie detector, I bet this would happen:

The Simpsons - Homer lie detector
Youtube HNLC-b8zWEk
 
2020-05-19 10:27:05 AM  

NuclearPenguins: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: 1. No you won't, Trump, because you are a coward

2. Pacifica now

3. Bring it on dipshiat

Please knock off that nonsensical notion. The union is not breaking up.


You say that like it's a good thing.
 
2020-05-19 10:27:08 AM  
I kinda want to see him put this in front of Congress, because this is probably outside the scope of an EO...
 
2020-05-19 10:27:16 AM  

Jake Havechek: Republicans hate state's rights now.  Farking Nazis.


That's not true. They just hate LIBERAL states' rights.

If you're REPUBLICAN and want to ignore federal laws, that's A-OK.
 
2020-05-19 10:27:20 AM  
But really, what does the federal government do for us besides kill innocent people and piss off the world?
 
2020-05-19 10:27:21 AM  
How, exactly?
 
2020-05-19 10:27:25 AM  
"The governors are making their decisions, and want to make their decisions, and that's the way I want it to, and we will step in if we see something going wrong, or if we disagree, and some people say that's nice, and some people say I shouldn't be doing that, but we're going to do it if we see something wrong,"

Every time he talks it's just a word salad of conflicting words.
"The governors are making their decisions, and that's the way I want it, but if I disagree then I don't want it"
DO YOU WANT IT OR NOT? YOU CAN'T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.

Bottom line, you have no say on anything they do idiot, and this has already been covered the last time you tried to pull this sh*t, and you had to backtrack, and even admit you had no say in it. Stop trying to flex your
non-existent muscles.
 
2020-05-19 10:27:38 AM  
A federal agent knocking on my door to interrogate me about returning to the office is just what I envision when I think "small government".
 
2020-05-19 10:28:09 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: grokca: [Fark user image 259x194]

Lets hook Trump up to a lie detector, I bet this would happen:

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/HNLC-b8z​WEk]


will you unhook this already? I don't deserve this kind of shabby treatment

*bzzzz*
 
2020-05-19 10:28:20 AM  

WithinReason: Do it, drag people from their homes and make them go out and spend money while at gun point.


I guess be glad it's Trump?

If it was a dictatorial leader who was actually effective, they'd be sending in the military to 'sterilize' areas where COVID is rampant.
 
2020-05-19 10:28:47 AM  
Could just ignore them as they probably lack the legal authority to do anything.
 
2020-05-19 10:29:22 AM  
WORK SETS YOU FREE

#trump2020
 
2020-05-19 10:30:21 AM  
Shoot back.
 
2020-05-19 10:30:45 AM  

Jake Havechek: Republicans hate state's rights now.  Farking Nazis.


They love their rights. They just hate yours.
 
2020-05-19 10:30:56 AM  
What does that even look like? Does the FBI show up at the governors office, hold a gun to the governor's head, and orders them to make a public statement to reopen?

Would an FBI agent follow through with such an order?

It's a mirror image of hitler sending jack-boot thugs.
 
2020-05-19 10:31:06 AM  

NuclearPenguins: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: 1. No you won't, Trump, because you are a coward

2. Pacifica now

3. Bring it on dipshiat

Please knock off that nonsensical notion. The union is not breaking up.


Thank you for your concern, komrad.
 
2020-05-19 10:31:11 AM  

Samfucious: the nudge it would give the states to go their separate ways


It's already happening with the pandemic response. Some states are willingly setting their residents up for further disease and death by rushing to reopen, while others (like mine) have successfully flattened the curve, are conducting something close to adequate testing and are continuing to take the reopening process very slowly and deliberately.

But if you mean an actual breakup of the Union? Yeah, no. We're all stronger against the Braying Jackass if we stay together, even if it means having to drag the racist states away from their death wish.
 
2020-05-19 10:31:16 AM  

AurizenDarkstar: WithinReason: Do it, drag people from their homes and make them go out and spend money while at gun point.

I guess be glad it's Trump?

If it was a dictatorial leader who was actually effective, they'd be sending in the military to 'sterilize' areas where COVID is rampant.


That's what the HCQ is for
 
2020-05-19 10:32:14 AM  

Action Replay Nick: A federal agent knocking on my door to interrogate me about returning to the office is just what I envision when I think "small government".


Republicans have only ever been interested in small government when it comes to how they prevent business from being powerful.

They love big government when it comes to interfering in the lives of human beings and making them worse.

They're pro-child labor.
They fight to eliminate unions.
They fight to eliminate minimum wages.
They fight to give the government the power to decide who lives (no abortions allowed!) and who dies (death penalty).
They fight on the side of business to take your personal info and sell it.

There is no issue where they take the side of actual living, breathing human beings.
 
2020-05-19 10:33:12 AM  

Jake Havechek: Maybe the troops are going to give us free haircuts.  Or deliver pizza.


You probably don't want a free military haircut.
 
2020-05-19 10:33:12 AM  
It doesn't matter, because it's up to you.


It is your choice - not your governor's choice, not your president's choice, not your employer's choice, not your neighbor's choice - whether you expose yourself to increased risk of COVID-19 infection.

You can choose to stay home, to avoid those unable or unwilling to observe social distancing and hygiene guidelines, to not go to businesses that have reopened against scientific advice, to find somewhere else to be should all of that fail. It's always your choice.

For my part, I've repeatedly stated what I'm doing - I will not go back to a normal life until it's safe enough to do so. Period. My wife & I can't afford to lose our health, never mind our lives.
 
2020-05-19 10:33:32 AM  

RainDawg: NuclearPenguins: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: 1. No you won't, Trump, because you are a coward

2. Pacifica now

3. Bring it on dipshiat

Please knock off that nonsensical notion. The union is not breaking up.

Thank you for your concern, komrad.


The Russians would love it if we broke up the nation. One of the many reasons why anyone who advocates for it does not need to be listened to.
 
2020-05-19 10:34:15 AM  
Hey Trump,
Where do you suppose "The Feds" live?
 
2020-05-19 10:35:04 AM  
So the Feds are gonna... drag people out of their houses to work? And once they're at work, are the they going to be worked by the Feds at gunpoint as well? Are the Feds going to make sure they hit their quarterly goals and KPIs, or is that left to the discretion of the governors (don't want to be TOO heavy-handed)?

This Lovecraftian inversion of the 3rd Amendment is fun in theory, but it's weird to see movement conservatism so loudly supporting it.

// they'll deny UI claims if you're eligible but "refuse" to work in the McD's ball pit that is your office
// no one is sending Feds anywhere
// it's like a Cold War
 
2020-05-19 10:35:38 AM  

OldRod: "I won't give you the PPE you need, and when you order it yourself, I will have FEMA steal the orders.  I won't give you testing kits, or help you set up widespread testing, you have to do that on your own.  You should buy your own ventilators and I will bid against you. I won't give you any money to help just because you can't budget well.  But get those economies open again or else!!!"


This. Succinctly.
 
2020-05-19 10:37:49 AM  

NuclearPenguins: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: 1. No you won't, Trump, because you are a coward

2. Pacifica now

3. Bring it on dipshiat

Please knock off that nonsensical notion. The union is not breaking up.


No I don't think I will
 
2020-05-19 10:37:49 AM  

AurizenDarkstar: WithinReason: Do it, drag people from their homes and make them go out and spend money while at gun point.

I guess be glad it's Trump?

If it was a dictatorial leader who was actually effective, they'd be sending in the military to 'sterilize' areas where COVID is rampant.


Its like I said in a previous thread, a bullet to the head is one less covid death.
 
2020-05-19 10:38:20 AM  

sirgrim: But really, what does the federal government do for us besides kill innocent people and piss off the world?


Um
Wait
 
2020-05-19 10:38:42 AM  

Samfucious: NuclearPenguins: Visual Howlaround Title Sequence: 1. No you won't, Trump, because you are a coward

2. Pacifica now

3. Bring it on dipshiat

Please knock off that nonsensical notion. The union is not breaking up.

You say that like it's a good thing.


Shaltai Boltai thanks you.
 
2020-05-19 10:38:52 AM  
So the man who had absolutely ZERO interest in a federal quarantine/lockdown plan, insisting that it was up to the states NOW wants to force the states to ease the policies that HE insisted they handle on their own?

Sounds about right for this asshole.
 
2020-05-19 10:39:03 AM  

Purple_Urkle: Hey Trump,
Where do you suppose "The Feds" live?


Send in the clowns? They're already here...
 
Displayed 50 of 171 comments


Oldest | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Newest | Show all


View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter




In Other Media
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.