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During the coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump falsely claimed he has "total authority" over what decisions the states can make to reopen businesses once the threat of the coronavirus has subsided. President Trump tweeted that he has the power to reopen states amid the coronavirus pandemic, even though this responsibility is delegated to state governments. When asked about this claim, President Trump falsely claimed that the president has "total power." Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on said that he asked President Donald Trump to remove State Department Inspector General Steve Linick be fired because the independent watchdog was "undermining" the department and wasn't performing in a way that the top US diplomat wanted him to.
Speaking at the White House, Trump repeatedly said he fired Linick -- whom the President claimed not to know -- at Pompeo's request.
"I said, 'Who appointed him?' And they say, 'President Obama.' I said, 'Look, I will terminate him.' I don't know what's going on other than that. You would have to ask Mike Pompeo. They did ask me to do it, and I did it," Trump said.
#Pompeo President Trump participated in a signing ceremony for a coronavirus relief bill that will provide funding to small businesses and hospitals at the White House.
>> President Trump: YOU ARE GOING OUT TO REPLACE A RADICAL, LIBERAL DEMOCRAT AS YOUR GOVERNOR. YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE A GREAT NEW REPUBLICAN, TREMENDOUSLY SUCCESSFUL MAN AS YOUR GOVERNOR. EDDIE. >> Bill: A LITTLE BIT OF THE RALLY LAST NIGHT IN LOUISIANA. HOPING TO PUSH THE REPUBLICAN ACROSS THE FINISH LINE IN NEXT WEEK'S RUNOFF RACE AGAINST THE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR JOHN BEL EDWARDS. REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR MATT BEVIN IS NOT CONCEDING TO ANDY BESHEAR. A LOT OF STUFF TO GO THROUGH. WHAT HAPPENED IN KENTUCKY WITH THE TOP OF THE TICKET? >> WE WON FIVE OUT OF SIX STATE-WIDE. WE SAW MATT BEVIN HAD HIGH NEGATIVES. IN OUR INTERNAL DATA MONTHS AGO HE WAS DOWN 15, 16, 17 POINTS. WE KNEW THE PRESIDENT HAD TO GET IN. HE IS A FIGHTER AND WILL HELP EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN. A TIGHT RACE. >> Bill: YOU ARE MAKING THE CASE IT WAS A BEVIN ISSUE NOT A DONALD TRUMP ISSUE. >> WHEN YOU WIN FIVE OF SIX STATEWIDE RACES AND THE GOVERNOR IS THE LOWEST PERFORMER IT IS AN ISSUE ABOUT THE CANDIDATE. THE PRESIDENT DID EVERYTHING HE COULD. WE WON FIVE OF SIX RACES. >> Bill: YOU ARE WATCHING THE SUBURBS. GOP LOSES VOTERS IN THE SUBURBS FOR THE THIRD ELECTION IN A ROW. THE QUESTION FOR YOU AND OTHERS WHAT IS THE PLAN TO FIX IT? >> YOU HAVE TO REMEMBER THE PRESIDENT IS NOT ON THE BALLOT WITH THESE RACES. HE IS GOING INTO THESE STATES AND BRINGING A LOT OF OUR CANDIDATES ACROSS THE FINISH LINE. DOES WELL IN RURAL AREA. THE SUBURBS, THEY'RE REJECTING THE SOCIALIST AGENDA OF THE DEMOCRAT PARTY. WHEN YOU HAVE AN ELIZABETH WARREN ON THE BALLOT OR JOE BIDEN TALKING ABOUT GIVING FREE HEALTHCARE TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS AND HAVING A GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTHCARE, THAT'S WHERE WE ARE GETTING THE VOTERS BACK. >> Bill: IT SOUNDS LIKE THE ARGUMENT DEMOCRATS MADE IN 2010 AND 2014. BARACK OBAMA IS NOT ON THE BALLOT. WE DON'T EXPECT TO DO AS WELL. IS THAT YOUR ARGUMENT >> NO BETTER PERSON THAN TURNING OUT OUR VOTES THAN THE PRESIDENT. AS MUCH AS HE CAMPAIGNS WITH EVERYBODY THE PRESIDENT BEING ON THE BALLOT WILL BE THE DIFFERENCE MAKER IN 2020 AND WE GET TO GO IN AND TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE'VE ADDED JOBS, 6.7 MILLION NEW JOBS, WAGES ARE UP, RECORD LOW UNEMPLOYMENT, LOWEST EVER FOR THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY. WE HAVE A RECORD TO RUN ON AND THAT WILL RESONATE IN THE SUBURBS WHEN WE CONTRAST IT AGAINST A DEMOCRAT WHO WANTS MORE AND MORE GOVERNMENT CONTROL. SUBURBAN VOTERS KNOW WILL BANKRUPT OUR COUNTRY. >> Bill: YOU THINK BEVIN RIGHT TO THE FINISH LINE BUT DIDN'T PUT HIM OVER. >> WE'LL SEE. >> Bill: SHOULD HE CONCEDE? >> HE IS DOING WHAT HE NEEDS TO DO. I WON'T INTERFERE WITH THAT. HE KNOWS HIS STATE BETTER AND HE IS RECANVASSING AND WE'LL SEE WHAT HAPPENS. >> Bill: PENNSYLVANIA NOT GETTING AS MUCH ATTENTION. DEMOCRATS CAME OUT AND VOTED IN BIG NUMBERS ON TUESDAY IN PENNSYLVANIA. ESPECIALLY IN THE AREA OF PHILADELPHIA. HOW MUCH CONCERN DO YOU HAVE OVER THAT? THAT AGAIN IS THE EVIDENCE THAT GOES BACK TO THE HEADLINE. >> THE COUNTIES SURROUNDING PHILADELPHIA THAT YOU ARE LOOKING AT. BUCKS COUNTY LOST BY 500 VOTES. THAT'S IN LINE THAT'S THE SWING COUNTY. WE WON A STATEWIDE SUPREME COURT IN PENNSYLVANIA TUESDAY NIGHT SUPREME COURT RACE STATEWIDE AND WON IN THE WESTERN PART OF PENNSYLVANIA. PENNSYLVANIA IS A BATTLEGROUND STATE. THE RED AREAS ARE STAYING RED. THE BLUE AREAS ARE STAYING BLUE. >> Bill: WHAT DO YOU THINK OF JEFF SESSIONS RUNNING FOR HIS OLD SEAT? >> THE VOTERS OF ALABAMA WILL DECIDE. YOU HAVE CONGRESSMAN BURNS IN THAT RACE. IT IS GOING TO BE SIX CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT. PROBABLY GO TO A RUNOFF. WE'LL WIN THE SEAT BACK IS WHAT I THINK. >> Bill: BRADLEY BURN, HE IS RUNNING FOR THAT SEAT. A CLIP FROM HIM. FROM THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION TO THIS IMPEACHMENT SHAM PRESIDENT TRUMP HAS BEEN UNDER CONSTANT ATTACK. I WON'T WATCH THEM DESTROY OUR COUNTRY. WILL THE PRESIDENT CAMPAIGN AGAINST JEFF SESSIONS? >> I WON'T SPEAK FOR THE PRESIDENT. IT WILL BE A ROBUST PRIMARY. NOBODY GETTING IN WILL PUSH ANY CANDIDATE RUNNING OUT. >> Bill: HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY? >> I FEEL GREAT. WE WON 12 OF 13 STATEWIDE RACES THURSDAY. WE WON A BALLOT INITIATIVE IN COLORADO AND A SUPREME COURT SEAT IN PENNSYLVANIA. THE ENTHUSIASM AND ENERGY IS THE HIGHEST IT'S EVER BEEN. THE SMALL DOLLAR DONATIONS