Trump gets viciously ridiculed for demanding census be postponed after Supreme Court loss: 'No do overs'
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while meeting with Ireland's Prime Minister (Taoiseach) Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jim Young

President Donald Trump launched a major Twitter tirade on Thursday afternoon because the Supreme Court ruled against his administration's move to make a question about citizenship status part of the 2020 census.


Tweeting from Japan where he is participating on the G-20 Summit, the president snarled, "Seems totally ridiculous that our government, and indeed Country, cannot ask a basic question of Citizenship in a very expensive, detailed and important Census, in this case for 2020. I have asked the lawyers if they can delay the Census, no matter how long, until the United States Supreme Court is given additional information from which it can make a final and decisive decision on this very critical matter. Can anyone really believe that as a great Country, we are not able the ask whether or not someone is a Citizen. Only in America!' in two parts.

Twitter users were quick to point out that his lawyers were likely to be slapped down once again, because the U.S. Constitution sets the rules for when the census is taken.

As one Twitter user bluntly informed the president: "Hey, dipshit - its in the Constitution."

A sampling of the social media derision can be viewed below: