U.S. President Donald J. Trump on Thursday congratulated the men and women of the National Guard and said he would this week extend their Title 32 orders from June 24 through mid-August to continue efforts to support state governments in response and recovery for the damage wreaked by the Corona Virus.
The men and women of the National Guard have been doing a great job fighting the CoronaVirus. This week, I will extend their Title 32 orders through mid-August, so they can continue to help States succeed in their response and recovery efforts.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 28, 2020
The move also stems criticism from braying Democrats last week over the piecemeal approach to the Guard’s FEMA deployment, from 30 days, to 60 days, to 89 days, which was one day short for most to qualify for full benefits.
In the end, another storm in a teacup, happily resolved.