President (Donald) Trump will announce an executive action to add the citizenship question to the 2020 census, two senior administration officials have confirmed to CBS News. He tweeted that he'll be making a statement on the topic Thursday afternoon.
The anticipated 5 p.m. announcement comes as the president exhibits frustration over theblocking the Trump administration from adding the question, ruling that his administration had failed to provide adequate justification for the question. over the question are still playing out in lower courts.
It isn't yet clear exactly what kind of executive action the president will take. Mr. Trump initially described his announcement as a news conference, but the updated White House schedule only described the event as remarks — meaning reporters might not have an opportunity to ask questions. Attorney General William Barr is expected to be at the president's announcement.
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