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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:52 PM

Trump retreats on adding citizenship question to 2020 Census

President Trump on Thursday retreated from his plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census, effectively conceding defeat in a battle he had revived just last week and promised to continue despite recent legal defeats.

Instead Trump said he is ordering every federal agency to give the Commerce Department records on the numbers of citizens and noncitizens, including databases from the Homeland Security Department and the Social Security Administration.

“I’m proud to be a citizen, you’re proud to be a citizen, the only people that are not proud to be citizens are the ones who are fighting us all the way about the word citizen,” Trump said in the White House Rose Garden.

The move comes after administration officials spent days exploring the possibility of including the question on the census despite a Supreme Court ruling last month that the government could not without a solid justification, calling the administration’s original rationale for the addition “contrived.”

In the wake of that ruling, the Commerce Department announced last week that it would drop the question saying it needed to begin printing the survey. But an angry Trump reversed that decision the next day saying that he was not giving up on the issue.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-to-hold-news-conference-on-census-as-he-mulls-executive-action-to-add-a-citizenship-question/2019/07/11/c0eb7cb6-a3c8-11e9-b8c8-75dae2607e60_story.html?utm_term=.cb27d9398436&wpisrc=al_news__alert-politics--alert-national&wpmk=1

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 07:59 PM

1. Who will be the first RW DB

to call him a cuck?

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Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:03 PM

2. But the long game is still wrought with peril...

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