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Governors and other local leaders across the country have issued stay-at-home orders to their constituents in hopes of curbing the spread of the highly contagious virus that's caused a national health crisis in the United States.

But not every governor has followed this example.

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In the face of President Donald Trump's dismissal of the current health crisis and his administration's slowed response to the pandemic, governors across the country have been forced to take matters into their own hands.

Many have issued stay at home orders to slow the spread of the virus, while also working to secure medical equipment for their state.

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Since his attempts to use congressionally approved military aid to pressure Ukraine's government into announcing an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, quid pro quos have become synonymous with Donald Trump's presidency.

Just last month, the President appeared to tweet a quid pro quo aimed at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, pressuring him to drop investigations into the Trump family in exchange for the reinstatement of travel programs.

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President Donald Trump's response to the health crisis currently facing the United States has been widely criticized.

The President is reluctant to employ the federal powers available to him to help curb the pandemic, instead telling governors to use state powers and rely on the federal government only as a backup. Without the federal government to mandate the distribution of crucial medical equipment, bidding wars have ensued between the states.

Trump's refusal to enforce the Defense Production Act and order private companies to begin manufacturing more equipment has resulted in a shortage of masks, ventilators, and other lifesaving devices.

What did the President do on Monday to alleviate this?

He posted an all-caps tweet about borders.

Just in case this needs pointing out: Viruses do not observe borders.

With air travel still continuing around the world, the virus has swiftly spread across global borders. In the three months since the its first diagnosed case, it's gone on to infect over 341,000 people in at least 163 countries.

People pointed this out the absurdity of Trump's statement with all-caps tweets of their own.

Others joked that Trump actually meant "Borders," the once-successful chain of bookstores which shuttered its locations in 2010.

Jokes aside, the President's increasing erraticism and denial of responsibility has done little to assure Americans that he's fit to lead the country in the face of a growing pandemic.

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In the face of the current public health crisis facing the United States, President Donald Trump has found himself at odds with governors around the country for his hesitation to use federal powers to help curb the virus.

Trump recently told a group of governors to take their own measures to procure lifesaving medical equipment and he's attacked governors on Twitter for criticizing the federal government's response.

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One thing that remains a hallmark of the presidency of Donald Trump are the grudges he holds and petty insults he lobs on Twitter at anyone he perceives as an enemy.

The fact that many of those adversaries are elected officials—who represent United States' voters—that the President should be working with for the benefit of the country never stays Trump's hand.

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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the United States, concerns are growing that hospitals around the country won't have the resources to meet the growing demand for crucial medical equipment from ventilators to hospital beds.

There are currently over 2,000 cases of the virus across the country, and that number is expected to grow.

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