Trump caves on the citizenship question by announcing a parallel count of...

Trump caves on the citizenship question by announcing a parallel count of non-citizens

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President Donald Trump announces his retreat on adding the citizen question to the 2020 census in the Rose Garden of The White House. He is flanked by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Attorney General William Barr, July 11, 2019, (Photo ©2019 Doug Christian)
President Donald Trump announces his retreat on adding the citizen question to the 2020 census in the Rose Garden of The White House. He is flanked by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and Attorney General William Barr, July 11, 2019, (Photo ©2019 Doug Christian)

(Audio: President Donald Trump says why he needs the citizenship question on the decennial 2020 census.)

THE WHITE HOUSE – President Donald Trump elaborates on Friday why he feels the citizenship question needs to be added to the 2020 decennial census, even after the U.S. Supreme Court issued an injunction on June 27, prevent the question from being added.

Trump said he would be looking at options:

(Audio: Trump looking at a number of a different avenues.)

Now, today, Trump has announced his unhappiness at his inability to ask the citizenship question:

(Audio: Trump says he would like to ask the citizenship question.)

Then Trump caved and announced:

(Audio: 3:40: Trump announces executive order that would not add citizenship question to count the non-citizen question.)

Doug Christian, The White House

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