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Internet buries Trump aide for claim that citizenship question needed to stop ‘foreign collusion’: ‘Have you hit your head?’

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Ever since the Supreme Court determined that President Donald Trump’s efforts to rig the 2020 Census by interrogating people about citizenship were subject to ongoing scrutiny based on the administration’s “contrived” justification, the president’s officials have been scrambling to come up with a new rationale that doesn’t involve undercounting minorities and denying representation to non-Republican areas.

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But Matt Wolking, deputy communications director for Trump’s 2020 campaign, came up with a novel argument: that not including a citizenship question would be ‘collusion’ with foreign powers:

Of course, all Democrats are really doing is demanding that the census count everybody who lives and pays taxes in America, which is how it has always worked and how the Constitution says it must work. Wolking evidently wants people to believe this is the same thing as how Russia tried to bombard the United States with propaganda to influence a presidential election.

In no time, Twitter users deluged Wolking in mockery:

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President Donald Trump's administration is contemplating using active-duty U.S. troops in an attempt to quell the protests in Minneapolis, the Associated Press reported early Saturday morning.

As unrest spread across dozens of American cities on Friday, the Pentagon took the rare step of ordering the Army to put several active-duty U.S. military police units on the ready to deploy to Minneapolis, where the police killing of George Floyd sparked the widespread protests," the AP reported.

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John Roberts joins liberals as Supreme Court rejects challenge to Newsom’s COVID-19 limits on California church attendance

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In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected an emergency appeal from the South Bay United Pentecostal Church in Chula Vista, California. The San Diego area church tried to challenge the state's limits on attendance at worship services:

The church argued that limits on how many people can attend their services violate constitutional guarantees of religious freedom and had been seeking an order in time for services on Sunday. The church said it has crowds of 200 to 300 people for its services.

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