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NBC News: President Trump to issue executive order about citizenship question on 2020 census

Posted: 5:41 AM, Jul 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-11 07:41:04-04
Donald Trump

WASHINGTON — NBC News is reporting that President Donald Trump is expected to announce an executive order to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. NBC is citing an anonymous official within the Trump administration.

Trump said he'll hold a news conference Thursday to talk about the 2020 census and his push to include a question on citizenship.

A Supreme Court ruling barred the question for now. An executive order would not, by itself, override court rulings blocking the question. But such a move could give administration lawyers a new basis to try to convince federal courts the question could be included.

Trump tweeted Thursday he will hold the news conference following a White House social media summit.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report)