Pelosi Says Trump Wants To Use Census To ‘Make America White Again’
Donald Trump has been pushing to add a citizenship question to the upcoming census, even though last month the Supreme Court blocked the addition of the question.
“After the Commerce Department announced last year that a citizenship question would be included the move sparked controversy and a high-stakes court battle as critics argued that asking about citizenship status will lead to an inaccurate count and intimidate noncitizens,” CNN reported.
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is against the additional question and accused Trump’s administration of wanting to “make America white again” with its plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
“What they want to do is to put a chilling effect so that certain populations will not answer the form,” Pelosi said.
“You know his hat? ‘Make America white again.’ They want to make sure that people, certain people, are counted,” Pelosi said at a press conference on election security. “It’s really disgraceful and it’s not what our founders had in mind.”
According to Pelosi, the goal of the Trump administration is “self-evident” to have “a chilling effect” so certain populations will not respond to the census, Bloomberg reported.
The White House later admitted there was no way around the Supreme Court decision and that it would not include another question on the census, MSNBC reported.