President Donald Trump’s grand plans to kick-start the nation’s economy hit a roadblock as governors of California and New York joined forces. The governors two of the biggest economies of the U.S. have decided to join hands as they strategize an eventual easing of lockdown restrictions. 

Both governors, separately declared, that they have decided to let politics take the backseat. They will let science guide their decisions.

As Andrew Cuomo, the New York governor, states, “Any plan to reopen society MUST be driven by data and experts, not opinion and politics.” 

Both governors plan to “work together as a region.” Otherwise, their strategies to combat the global pandemic might be rendered ineffective. But the President is insistent on the power of his authority and plans to reopen the economy soon, by Easter. 

Both New York and California have formed coalitions and alliances for the next stage. “Our residents’ health comes first,” claims Gavin Newsom, the governor of California. 

A similar idea is reiterated by the Western Governors too.