President Donald Trump is expected to announce Thursday that he is taking executive action to add the controversial citizenship question to the 2020 census despite the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that the administration didn’t provide an adequate reason as to why the question was necessary.
Trump tweeted that he will hold an afternoon press conference in the Rose Garden following his social media summit at the White House. The announcement, he said, will be focused on the census and citizenship.
Last week, the president told reporters that the administration was “looking into” issuing an executive order that would mandate the question be added to the census. The remark came after Trump appeared frustrated with the lack of progress in the courts.