Trump Contradicts His Own Admin in Tweet Crying ‘FAKE’ on Abandoned Census Citizenship Question

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President Donald Trump is breaking with his own administration and fighting against the Supreme Court in his quest to get a citizenship question added to the 2020 census.

In a Wednesday tweet, the president declared “The News Reports about the Department of Commerce dropping its quest to put the Citizenship Question on the Census is incorrect or, to state it differently, FAKE!”

He added that his administration is “absolutely moving forward” with their mission to put the citizenship question on the census.

However, Trump’s remark is a direct contradiction with his own administration.

On Tuesday, a Department of Justice attorney wrote in an email “We can confirm that the decision has been made to print the 2020 Decennial Census questionnaire without a citizenship question and that the printer has been instructed to begin the printing process.”

The DOJ was joined in the assertion that they’re pushing forward with the citizenship question by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, who said in a statement, “I respect the Supreme Court but strongly disagree with its ruling regarding my decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the 2020 census.”

Ross went on to say, “the Census Bureau has started the process of printing the decennial questionnaires without the question. My focus, and that of the bureau and the entire department, is to conduct a complete and accurate census.”

The question of citizenship hasn’t been included on the census since 1950.

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that the Trump administration could not include the question in the census. Chief Justice John Robert — who is typically viewed as one of the conservative justices — ruled with the left-leaning minority to seal the decision.

The Trump administration argues that the citizenship question is necessary to ensure the voting rights of minorities, but critics say the question is meant to suppress responses to the census.

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Sherri
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You forget who is the leader of “his administration”. Don’t the left understand how anything works? Geez (facepalm here).

Cherl
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Amendment XV Section 1 begins…. The right of CITIZENS of the United States to vote….
What part of that can be misunderstood? And especially now with liberals who seem to think that padding the rolls with anyone who is illegal is acceptable. It is not but they’ll fight to the end. We all see how it helped Hillary. Just not where it counted also mentioned in the Constitution.

Sidney Jolly
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Sidney Jolly

Since Census respondants are not sworn to the truthfulness of their answers, a politicized citizenship question is sure to get a lot of false “Yes” answers, and left blank answers.

Phyllis Softa
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If you have not figured out that Trump’s definition of “fake” does not mean FALSE, then you have not been paying attention. It means “something he does not want reported,” Trumpism has given the country MANY revised definitions of words—failing, winning, greatest or largest of all time, transparency, truth, law & order, socialism, and most assuredly the word “No” have all been deemed to mean something other than appears in Webster’s Dictionary. MAKE AMERICA SANE AGAIN.

General Confusion
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King Donald The Loser has nothing to lose by just pandering to his base this way, to confuse you all.

General Confusion
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#25thamendment

This clown is so confused that he should not be in ANY office, let alone be President.

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