CNBC is reporting that President Trump will hold a press conference on Thursday to announce he is issuing an executive order to place the citizenship question on the census.
According to CNBC:
President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Thursday that he is taking executive action to add a citizenship question to the census, according to an administration official.
Trump tweeted that he will hold a press conference in the afternoon to discuss his latest efforts at including the citizenship question as part of the census.
“The White House will be hosting a very big and very important Social Media Summit today,” Trump tweeted. “Would I have become President without Social Media? Yes (probably)! At its conclusion, we will all go to the beautiful Rose Garden for a News Conference on the Census and Citizenship.”
NBC News confirmed that at the news conference the president is expected to announce his executive action to add the question.
President Trump has hinted at issuing the executive order when asked about it, telling reporters it was one of 4 or 5 ways he could potentially get the question on the census.