President Trump is expected to announce an executive order on the citizenship question on the U.S. census after the Supreme Court struck down his administration’s plans to include the question next year.
Sources have confirmed to Human Events that the President will announce the order in the Rose Garden at the White House later today, following a ‘Social Media Summit’ featured hundreds of right wing online influencers.
“We will all go to the beautiful Rose Garden for a News Conference on the Census and Citizenship,” Trump tweeted on Thursday morning.
Sources have told Human Events how there was shock when the Supreme Court ruled against adding the question back into the U.S. Census, after it was only removed by the Obama administration in 2010.
As Human Events reported last week:
…the framing implies Trump is the first U.S. President to include a question on citizenship, when in fact Trump is simply following the established and understandable tradition of asking those who fill out the form if they’re actually Americans.
The charge against Trump is one that demands reframing – Obama was the first to not include a question on citizenship, naturalization, or nativity in almost 200 years. The Trump administration is simply undoing Obama’s 8-year effort to distort the status quo.
Obama’s own efforts to not ask the question was limited to the 2010 Census. From 2009 to 2016, the former president’s Census Bureau had no problem asking anyone if they were Americans on all eight of his annual ACSs (American Community Survey), which targeted smaller demographics key to the success of the Democrats in the eight years of his administration.
The ACS even asked the question in both English as well as Spanish.
Hundreds of social media influencers are expected to descend on the White House this afternoon with the hope of urging the President and his staff to take more immediate action on social media censorship.
Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and others have cracked down on right-wing personalities online this year, in what is perceived to be an election-influencing attempt.
#BREAKING: Pres. Trump will issue an executive order, directing all federal agencies turn over citizenship info to the Commerce Dept., so it can determine how many legal/illegal residents are living in the U.S. A citizenship question will not be included on the census. @OANN
— Chloe Salsameda (@ChloeSalsameda) July 11, 2019
UPDATE: The Trump administration announced this afternoon that the executive action taken on the citizenship question will not be in the form of amending the census, but rather by going through the Department of Commerce and other agencies to obtain citizenship data.