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.
OAN’s Kremlin journalist proves the ‘merger between Russian state-sponsored propaganda and American conservative media’ is complete: Former FBI special agent
Its headlines look like they're written to please an audience of one.
"Political Strategist: President Trump’s reelection looks good in state-by-state analysis of chances."
"Pres. Trump touts strong approval rating as economy remains solid."
"GOP businesswoman Scherie Murray announces campaign for AOC’s seat."
It's been called an "obscure" pay-cable TV station, but One America News Network, which at time feels more like Fox News than Fox News, is President Donald Trump's new favorite news channel. It worked hard to get there, and as a 2017 Washington Post article noted its "taking ‘pro-Trump’ to new heights."
Mike Pence to headline ‘intimate’ $35,000 per couple fundraiser at gay-owned private club
Location reportedly revealed by chef during hearing on felony assault and domestic violence charges
Vice President Mike Pence will headline a $35,000-per-couple fundraiser at a private club owned by two gay men in Aspen, Colorado Monday evening.
The invitation, sent by Bob Jenkins, vice chair of Pitkin County Republicans, calls it "an intimate high dollar reception," and says, "we would like you to participate if possible. Additionally, please quietly spread the word," according to The Aspen Times.
Man who believed ‘the Bible is for white people’ gets life in prison after setting black man on fire in gruesome murder
A white man from Tennessee has been sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murdering a black man by setting him on fire while he slept.
The Daily News Journal reports that 53-year-old John Carothers has pleaded guilty to murdering Robert Miller, a housemate who lived with him at the Frazier Young Supportive Living, which is a home for people with intellectual disabilities.
According to prosecutors, Carothers in March 2018 doused Miller in lighter fluid while he was asleep in his bed and then lit him on fire. Miller would subsquently die from burn-related injuries at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.