Trump was in full spin mode while trying to describe how didn’t cave on the Census citizenship question. Trump’s basic explanation is that he is too stupid to give up.
Trump is trying to spin his citizenship question cave
Trump said at the White House, “Not only didn’t I back down, I backed up. Anybody else would have given this up a long time ago. The problem is we had three very unfriendly courts. They were judges that weren’t exactly in love with this whole thing, and they were wrong. But it would have taken a long time to get through the courts. You understand that better than anybody, John. It would have taken a long time back up to the supreme court. So I asked, is there any way? And somebody said there’s a way that might be better. It might be more accurate. They explained it. And I said, then why are we wasting time? We will be in court the next two years. What are we wasting time for? By law, we have to have the printing done. So the printing is started. We are already finding out who the citizens are and who they are not? When I heard this, I said I think that’s actually better. I think what we’re doing is actually better. And only the fake news, which there is plenty would say differently.”
Trump brags about being too stupid to give up the citizenship question after he lost. pic.twitter.com/IA0zeFFRHU
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) July 12, 2019
Trump’s defense comes down to the fact that he caved and then claimed that he is too dumb to cave, but it is all the courts’ fault that he caved, but he didn’t cave, because they came up with something better than the Census because he is a “handsome stable genius.”
Trump caved on the citizenship question, and trying to spin his stupidity and intellect isn’t fooling anyone.
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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