What goes on here?
His people say they won’t include the question…
Trump, one would assume, doesn’t like the headlines of him blinking , says he want’s to keep fighting….
President Trump stirred confusion on Wednesday by saying that reports his administration is halting its effort to include a citizenship question in the 2020 census are “FAKE,” even though multiple departments have said the question is being dropped.
“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! We are absolutely moving forward, as we must, because of the importance of the answer to this question,” he tweeted.
The Supreme Court ruled last week that the question could not be added, but said the Commerce Department, which oversees the U.S. Census Bureau, could try and do so later by providing a different explanation.
But the Trump administration announced on Tuesday it would not move forward with the effort, with the Commerce and Justice departments saying the decision had been made to print census materials without the citizenship question.
“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,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday in a statement.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request to clarify the president’s tweet….
The forms ARE being printed….WITHOUT the questions
The House Oversight and Reform Committee said Wednesday that the director of the Census Bureau will testify at a hearing later this month on the 2020 census, amid conflicting statements on whether the Trump administration will pursue including a citizenship question on the survey.
Census Bureau director Steven Dillingham will appear before lawmakers on July 24 to discuss planning and preparation for the census, according to the committee….