Trump is lying about delaying the Census, and Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) is calling him out on his false, inaccurate, and incorrect nonsense.
Trump claimed that the email from the Justice Department giving up the fight on his citizenship question was fake.
Rep. Ted Lieu called Trump out
Hey @realDonaldTrump, there is an email from the @TheJusticeDept yesterday confirming the #census forms are being printed without the citizenship question. Why? Because the Department told the Supreme Court yesterday was the deadline. You want them to lie again?#WednesdayWisdom https://t.co/gEbZAdS4xj
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) July 3, 2019
Here is the email from the DOJ dropping the whole thing:
Here’s the email from DOJ pic.twitter.com/PdyfK0a1hJ
— Daniel Jacobson (@Dan_F_Jacobson) July 2, 2019
It’s over. Trump is lying either because no one in his administration told him that they were giving up on the Census citizenship question, or because he thinks that he can make believe that the Census includes a citizenship question when it does not.
Rep. Lieu was right to call Trump out. The Census can’t be delayed. The president does not have the power to delay the Census. The Supreme Court effectively killed Trump’s citizenship question, and all the helpless impotent Trump can do is urge those in his orbit to lie for him.
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Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA.Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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