President Donald Trump will take executive action on adding a citizenship question to the U.S. Census, an administration official confirmed to the Daily Caller on Thursday.
The president floated on announcement on the citizenship question on Twitter, stating, “At [the Social Media Summit’s] conclusion, we will all go to the beautiful Rose Garden for a News Conference on the Census and Citizenship.”
The White House will be hosting a very big and very important Social Media Summit today. 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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 11, 2019
An administration official told the Daily Caller that Trump does intend to take action on the citizenship question, and the White House updated its daily press schedule to include presidential “remarks on citizenship and the census” Thursday evening.
According to a report in The New York Times, Trump may either issue an executive order or a presidential memorandum on the issue. While an executive order would attempt to unilaterally add the citizenship question to the