Straw Man Alert! He could have done what other leaders did. Even Trudeau managed to look like an adult. Trump lied and uneducated Americans believed him. Why didn't the Orange Oaf come out with a calm statement that there was no need for hoarding? The debate is pretty much over among experts. Masks cut transmission. He probably has the authority under federal law, but has the same enforcement problem Trump has with sanctuary cities. States can enforce mask requirements and have the local police to get it done.