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.
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.