On Thursday, President Donald Trump finally admitted defeat on adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census.
Trump had vowed to continue fighting on the issue, even after he lost the case at the Supreme Court.
But in a Rose Garden address on Thursday, Trump backed down.
A retreat for Trump who has dropped his quest to add the citizenship question to the 2020 census.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 11, 2019
For analysis, MSNBC’s Ari Melber interviewed Fordham professor Dr. Christina Greer.
“So we know that this president has a white nationalist agenda and that’s part of the citizenship question that he wants so badly,” Greer explained.
“We have to also remember that so many families are mixed-status households,” she continued.
“Why would you be motivated to fill out the census even if you’re documented and you’re living with a brother, a child, a parent who is not? Why would you invite this type of government into your home?” she wondered.
“And so I do think we’ll have an undercount anyway and I think the president wants that for his very partisan reasons, but I fundamentally agree with you, it will come back and bite the heels of certain members of the Republican Party because keep in mind, many of them are losing out anyway,” she explained.
“I think that the damage is already done, because how can you even convince marginalized communities who are citizens or descendants of citizens to want to invite this particular government administration into their homes to answer anything as basic as how many people live here,” she concluded.
Alan Dershowitz trends nationwide with harsh criticism for ‘defending Ghislaine Maxwell’
Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz was roasted on Friday after writing a column the day after the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell.
The article, published by the right-wing website Spectator USA, was titled, "The Ghislaine Maxwell I know."
The Daily Beast characterized the column as "an impassioned defense of the British socialite that seemed to suggest he’s rooting for her."
‘Peter Navarro is a lunatic’: Trump advisor roasted for ‘insane’ MSNBC interview
White House advisor Peter Navarro was roasted on Friday after a bizarre interview on MSNBC where he pushed multiple conspiracy theories about the COVID-19 pandemic while attempting to deflect blame from the president.
Navarro serves as the director of trade and manufacturing policy and the National Defense Production Act policy coordinator.
Here's some of what people were saying about Navarro's interview with Ali Velshi:
Trump impersonator hilariously previews the president’s Mount Rushmore speech
On Friday, musician and Trump impersonator J-L Cauvin posted a video satirically previewing the president's Independence Day speech at Mount Rushmore.
"The Democrats want you to wear masks, but we don't need masks," said Cauvin, impersonating Trump's New York accent. "Everybody's feeling great — stop coughing! Everybody's feeling great. So healthy. Such great health."
"Democrats want to kill you and silence you," he continued.
He then delivered a parody rant against removing statues, which sources report Trump will make a central point of his speech. "Thomas Jefferson, that's another one they hate. Everyone makes mistakes, but he had African-American girlfriends!"