According to an official of the administration, President Donald Trump should announce an action on his part so that the question of citizenship is added to the census.
Trump announced on Twitter on Thursday morning that he would hold a press conference in the afternoon to discuss his latest efforts to include the issue of citizenship as part of the census.
"The White House will hold a very big and very important social media summit today," said Trump. tweeted. "Will I become president without social media?" "Yes (probably)! In the end, we'll all go to the beautiful Rose Garden for a press conference on the census and citizenship."
Last week, Trump told reporters at White House South Lawn if he was asking him if he would issue an executive order: "We think about that."
"That's one of the ways," he added. "We have four or five ways to do it – it's one of the ways and we think we're doing it very seriously."
The press conference takes place as two federal judges refused to let the Justice Department remove its attorneys from a lawsuit regarding the Trump administration's project to place the citizenship issue on the census form of 2020.
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