Trump Is About To Throw In The Towel
It was initially reported that Donald Trump was set to sign an executive order on Thursday by 5 p.m. directing the Census Bureau to include a question about citizenship in the upcoming 2020 survey. But now, according to ABC News, the White House is looking to back down from its original plan.
Trump plans to instruct the “Commerce Department to survey the American public on the question through other means,” foregoing a citizenship question on the 2020 Census, the report said.
Many critics have seen Trump’s move as a political stunt and argue that it is a blatant attempt to discourage minority group response rates to the Census and therefore politically disempower regions that are dominated by Democrats and have a high population of Hispanic residents.