Fake President caves on census — stamps his little foot and marches on with predictable executive orders

Tweedledee and Tweedledumb bookend their masterNicholas Kamm/AFP

❝ …Trump retreated from his quest to add a question about US citizenship to the 2020 census on Thursday, declaring instead he would ask government agencies to provide records that could determine a head-count of citizens without polling census-takers directly.

The turnaround comes after Trump repeatedly said he would continue fighting to insert the question despite a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a blow to the effort last month. It reflects legal reality intersecting with Trump’s desire to bolster his image as an immigration hard-liner as he moves ahead with his 2020 reelection bid…

❝ In announcing the decision, Trump insisted he would be unrelenting in seeking out citizenship information from alternate sources. He said agencies would be required to provide the Commerce Department with documents and records of citizens and non-citizens, which he said would help provide an accurate picture of US citizenship…“We will leave no stone unturned,” Trump said.

Then, he crawled back under the rock where he sleeps most of the time…

2 thoughts on “Fake President caves on census — stamps his little foot and marches on with predictable executive orders

  1. Curiouser and curiouser says:

    Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross may be the next administration official ousted by President Trump, NBC News reported Monday. Senior advisers and other officials told the network that Trump has discussed replacing Ross during calls with allies after the Supreme Court rejected the administration’s argument to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
    The president is reportedly frustrated by Ross’s leadership of the Census Bureau, which is within his department. https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/453033-ross-in-trumps-crosshairs-after-census-loss-report
    United States Department of Commerce statement: “On Friday, the secretary joined the President on his visit to Wisconsin and Ohio, and will continue to work on behalf of the American people and the president’s America First agenda. He has shepherded the Department of Commerce into a new era, where, under the president’s leadership and direction, we have better supported American businesses from unfair trading practices and have reinforced our national and economic security at long last.” (Kevin Manning, Commerce Department press secretary)

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