Well, there it is. President Trump had quite the day. First, he hosted social media figures for a summit at the White House. Our own Katie Pavlich was there. Then, he issued an executive order to settle the legal issue concerning the citizenship question for the 2020 census. He announced it in the Rose Garden. An executive order will be issued to count the number of non-citizens in the country. This will all go through the Commerce Department (via Fox News):
President Trump, speaking at the White House on Thursday, announced that he would "immediately" issue an executive order to get an accurate count of non-citizens and citizens in the United States -- a measure Trump said would be "far more accurate" than relying on a citizenship question in the 2020 census.
The move would make use of "vast" federal databases and free up information sharing among all federal agencies concerning who they know is living in the country, Trump said.
"We will leave no stone unturned," Trump asserted. He called legal opposition to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census "meritless," but said the ongoing judicial morass in several federal district courts made it logistically impossible to resolve the matter before the 2020 census forms needed to be printed.
Speaking after Trump, Attorney General Bill Barr said the information collected via the executive order could be useful in determining the makeup of the Electoral College and congressional apportionment.
"That information will be used for countless purposes. For example, there is a current dispute over whether illegal aliens can be included for apportionment purposes. ... We will be studying this issue," Barr said.
Yeah, this is still going to set Democrats off. Brace yourselves, everyone; the racism and white supremacy talking points that are straight trash are going to be flying again. The attendees of the social media summit got prime seating, while the liberal media was pushed to the back, something that CNN’s Jim Acosta commented on prior to the start of the presser.
The scene in the WH Rose Garden. All WH press in the back. Trump’s social media allies in the front rows. pic.twitter.com/wi8m4yW53N— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) July 11, 2019
“The scene in the WH Rose Garden. All WH press in the back. Trump’s social media allies in the front rows,” he tweeted.
In doing so, Jim just showed why he was put in the back. Second, does he like being towel slapped by this White House? Acosta thinks he’s a straight reporter; he’s not. Neither am I for that matter, but I have the decency and honesty to let you all know I’m biased, I’m proud of it, and to hell with Liberal America. Acosta has had many high-profile exchanges with this White House. He was tossed like a rag doll when he sparred with top adviser Stephen Miller and the president in the post-2018 midterm presser disemboweled him. And his antics have also attracted the criticism of liberals, even those formerly with CNN, who noted that his circus act only helps Trump. Well, luckily, there wasn’t much time for that; strong storms moved into the D.C. area.