On 03/24/2020 President Donald J. Trump declared during a nationally televised press conference that he would like to re-open America for business during the Corona Virus or Covid 19 Pandemic by Easter 2020.

President Trump’s statement was followed by a statement from Mayor Garcetti of Los Angeles California, who stated that Los Angeles will not be open by then, so are we witnessing a modern day post-Civil War rebellion by a Democratic mayor in a Blue State?

This is the quintessential question of our time since President Abraham Lincoln had also experienced a local challenge to his Presidential authority before and after the Civil War.

As an Historian and a 21st Century Journalist I am interested in seeing how President Trump will handle this particular post-Impeachment and post-Civil War challenge to his Presidential authority to re-open America for business.

President John Hanson and President Lincoln and President Wilson also faced domestic opposition during their Presidencies and demonstrated their supreme leadership in the face of adversity, so what will President Donald John Trump do in 2020 since we are witnessing a legacy defining moment, which reises above political parties since the President either has the authority to govern the entire Continental United States of America or he doesn’t.

Will President Trump take control of the Army National Guard and use them to re-open Los Angeles and the rest of the country since this is what past Presidents like Hanson and Lincoln and Wilson would have done?

Will we witness history in our life times during the Covid 19 Quarantine?

Will we have something to tell our grandchildren about?

Will the unified press cover this angle of the American experience with Covid 19?                       

 Nathaniel Armstrong, Jr.

Cerritos, CA –