Trump Retreats From Adding Citizenship Question to Census
Gamers Call This An 'L'
Date: July 11, 2019 06:02PM
Mr. Trump announced in the Rose Garden that he was giving up on the census question two weeks after the Supreme Court rebuked the Trump administration over its effort to modify the census. Just last week, Mr. Trump insisted that he “must” pursue that goal.
Mr. Trump’s climb down came just days after his attorney general, William P. Barr, said that the court’s ruling was “wrong” and that the citizenship question could still appear on the census, whose mass printing must begin soon. Mr. Trump himself wrote in a tweet on July 3 that the administration was “absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question.”