Promising to focus the federal government on the security of Americans, the economy and infrastructure, President Trump told the nation’s governor’s Monday at the White House they will have more authority under his administration.
Trump said the federal government will do “whatever we can to restore authority to the states, when that is the appropriate thing to do,” aiming to “give you back a lot of the powers that have been taken away.”
“We have to let the states compete and see who has the best solutions,” Trump said. “States are different. People are different.”
But he said that, going forward, “governors are going to have a lot more decision making ability than they have now.”