JUST IN: Trump to announce executive action on 2020 Census

It’s breaking right now that will announce today some sort of executive action that will add the citizenship question to the 2020 census:

POLITICO – President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he will take executive action to add a citizenship question to the census, intensifying the legal battle around the controversial effort.

Two people familiar with the matter said Trump will unveil his plans during a news conference Thursday afternoon in the Rose Garden.

Well this should be interesting.



Although at the moment, there’s sill a lot of ambiguity around what Trump will actually be announcing…

I would assume that whatever Trump announces, it will be in conjunction with what AG Barr had mentioned the other day regarding a new strategy to add the citizenship question to the census.

We’ll bring you the press conference this afternoon when it happens.

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238 thoughts on “JUST IN: Trump to announce executive action on 2020 Census

    1. Didn’t think you would do it so soon after a surprise question last night. Lets see how the mob reacts. : )

      1. It was a nice surprise when I opened an article this morning and saw the disqus thingie spinning while comments loaded. 🙂

      2. It was a nice surprise when I opened an article this morning and saw the disqus thingie spinning while comments loaded. 🙂

        1. Last night, Scoop dropped a question about going back to Disqus in the Amy McGrath thread. East to miss.

          1. Yes, I could never keep up with replies in the other system and had to simply refresh and hunt down my comments again.

            1. Yeah, I’d close the tab and then click on the reply in my email. That aspect sucked.

            1. The problem I had with the block feature (not sure if it’s still that way), but the blocked person can actually respond to your comments, yet you won’t see it.

              1. Out of sight, out of mind. If you’re dealing with an attention troll what worse can you do than deny them that?

        1. You put a lot a time, thought, and effort in it, Scoop…and we appreciate it…but I personally like this better.
          PS it looks like you incorporated you reply format that makes it easier to underline, make bold…Thank you.

  1. I finally become a “noble member” and don’t get to bask in the glory of it?! My life is ruined!

        1. Doc is loved by some, respected by many, and admired by me….I just wish he’d develop a sense of humor.

      1. I want my trophy! Strangelove was at emperor level or something like that. It’s good we’ve switched back or all that power might have gone to his head.

        1. I think they switched back to disqus because they ran out of levels to continue elevating Doc’s status.

            1. An hour of 60 minutes was worth enduring just to enjoy 3 minutes of Andy Rooney.
              Doc is the Andy Rooney of TRS.

  2. Glad to be back on disqus but I dont like the “show more replies” update they added

    Just to gripe about something today.

  3. O/T
    progessives: health care is a right…government should pay for it.

    Constitution: bearing arms is a right.
    Should government buy me a gun?

    1. That would be a great way to give them a taste of their own gaslighting medicine, but no one on our side is crazy or unreasonable enough to push it.

  4. YES! Turned on the ‘puter and not only do I see a great headline — but I can comment again!
    Thank you, Mr. Scoop. I never stopped reading the articles or the comments. This is a great website.

  5. What just happened? Same day POTUS announces executive action, Scoop beats him to it and takes executive action! Hopefully, the courts don’t step in and stop either.

  6. Make it good and an executive action the courts can’t touch. We really need the question on the census!!!

  7. Woah! We’re back to EO’S and DISQUS this morning! And I haven’t even had my coffee yet!

  8. No doubt the return to Disqus was a great call. Number of comments are getting back to normal.

      1. I’m pretty sure that some of the problems we discussed about a week ago
        concerning flagged comments not being addressed might have had
        something to do with the switch back to Disqus.

              1. Hey Doc, gosh I’m glad we have disqus back , if my back wasn’t hurting I’d do a happy dance 🙂

  9. Odd think I’m seeing using my desktop computer, we’re back on Disqus but the small banner at the top of the page is WordPress.

  10. If any lib or leftie gives you grief over Trump’s EO about this, I have a one word response:

    DACA

    You’re welcome!

  11. Proud to be taking my little girl to Disneyland today. While driving, my wife and I noticed a few “No Ice” signs on some of the freeway over crossings here in the Los Angeles area.

    By the way, my wife was super bothered by the fact that Disneyland does not offer discounts to veterans. I have to admit I was a little bothered by that too.

    Hope everyone has a great day!

    1. Disneyland will probably give LGBTQ people discounts over veterans. There’s a lot of alternatives to the over-rated and over-priced Disneyland; not to mention their leftist politics. Buena Park Amusement (Knotts) is not far away and Universal Studios is North of that.

        1. Have a great day CV! I hope you enjoy it there if you went! I’ve avoided going there multiple times, but I realize kids get attached to everything Disney these days 🙂

      1. Active Duty, 100 % disabled, 20 year retirees…

        No discounts offered for Iraq/Afghanistan/Vietnam veterans etc…

        1. Yeah. I got the impression from reading that most of them require preplanning to get and it’s not something they do everyday. Which is odd as it’d make for good advertising. “X% discount to military veterans with valid ID!” I mainly posted the link for additional information.

          1. Again, thank you.

            The CEO of Disneyland better not be walking around later today and happen to run into my wife. Very slim chance I know.

            She would very politely and articulately let that person know of her thoughts regarding their company’s policy towards veterans.

            Not for ourselves, but for the many others that we know. And also the many that literally went through hell overseas. We think it’s an absolute disgrace.

      1. Thank you for bringing back disqus, K-Bob. Much better than wordpress, in my opinion. I really hated that “I am not a robot” crap.

        1. Heh. Well, I had to go thru the I Am Not A Robot crap to log in to Disqus. Which surprised me.

          But that was all Scoop. He made the choice.

    2. Can’t recommend Disney in any form, to any age. Sugar-coated, subliminal evil. While Walt was talented and ahead of his time, he was still a 33rd degree Mason, and knew what he was doing.

      1. In a sort of related note BigSir….. I had my very first meal at Chick-fil-A last week in Kentucky on the way to my new Oklahoma home.
        I was very impressed with the service as well as the waffle fries and chicken tenders. I wasn’t too keen on the peach shake though. It tasted more like a vanilla shake with peach pieces in it. I was so disappointed as I had been looking forward to a peach shake since last year.

        1. …well i am interested in your new home in Oklahoma.Must have had great reasons for selecting the Sooner State.Gosh regarding Chick Fil A,I had not tried their Peach Shakes,but now that you have gotten my curiosity up i’ll probably do that today.By the way let them know you were disappointed about the Peach Shake and I bet they will give you a card for a free Chicken Sandwich.Thanks Wentz and good luck on your new home there in Oklahoma.I have a feeling you won’t have much to complain about when discussing their politicians

          1. Thanks for the tip BigSir.
            I moved here to Oklahoma because my best friend lives here, and she invited me to live with her and her hubby after my hubby died 17 months ago.
            I would’ve been homeless otherwise because my in-laws decided to put the family home up for sale two months after my hubby died.
            To be honest I was glad to leave as it was almost falling to bits. The place I am living in temporarily while waiting for my Navy widow benefits to kick in is beautiful. My bedroom is like a 5 star hotel. I feel so blessed living here.

            1. Thanks Wentz,wonderful things happen to wonderful people and she truly is your best friend,God Bless her.

  12. And it’ll probably be stopped by the Court as I’m still not sure simply going “Eff you, we’re doing it anyway!” after being stopped by the Supreme Court the first time due to being too lazy to come up with an actual reason to add it is a viable legal strategy.

  13. It should read two leakers familiar with the plan,say Trump will announce today his plans for an executive order too…..

  14. In the course of genealogy research, the most important is old census records. The questions include birthdate, citizenship, parents’ citizenship, date of immigration, own or rent your home, occupation, relationship to others in the home, race, and gender. This type of census goes back to 1850, which also includes slave schedules. Obviously, these were considered appropriate questions. It’s invaluable when searching for relatives. It’s also invaluable to the government to track nationalities, citizenship, economic status, employment, and much more info that would be helpful to government agencies.

        1. Henry Louis Gates. He’s the one that had that kerfuffle with the Cambridge police back during Obama’s reign.

    1. I’m not sure anyone (including the website staff) liked the previous system we had. I hope disqus works better this time and we can keep it. I like it so much more.

      1. That’s how I feel Lillie, so good to be able to respond so quickly and not have to search , that was a pain.

        1. Totally agree! There are pros and cons to every format, so I do miss the down vote feature of the count and who did it, tho. I hated it when DISCUS took that away. Otherwise, I’m really happy to be back to DISCUS, even tho the switch back threw me into the twilight zone for a few minutes! I was having trouble connecting with TRS for hours this morning, then suddenly I connect and find myself back in the past!

  15. Name of the person who removed the Citizenship Question from the U.S. Census: Barack Obama… Yes, Trump CAN put it back. Thank you, sir, for protecting LEGAL citizens.

    1. No. President Obama didn’t remove the question. There is a short Census form which is sent to all U.S. households, that has not included a citizenship question since 1950 (the year before Obama was even born). Democrats are objecting to a citizenship question on the short form, not on the long form. Fox News (and certain right wing blogs *ahem*) are failing to mention that important distinction because to do so would have weakened their spurious argument that Democrats were protesting
      exactly the same thing previous Republican Presidents and their administrations) approved.

      The long form, which is sent to approximately 16% of American households, has contained a citizenship question since 1970. Obama did not put it there (because he was nine-years-old at the time). Neither did Bill Clinton. If any president is responsible, it would be Richard Nixon who was in
      office when the question appeared on the long form.

      When y’all accuse President Obama and the Democrats of racism because of that question having not being present on the common form, you’re also leaving out every president since Johnson, five out of eight of which were Republicans, including your Idol (for a while anyway, before the Marmalade Moron came around), Ronald Reagan who left it off there too.

      Here’s the 2010 census right here:

      https://www.census.gov/2010census/pdf/2010_Questionnaire_Info.pdf

      This is the first section on citizenship (page 18):

      Section 8: Is this person a citizen of the United States?
      – Yes, born in the United States –> Skip to question 10a:
      – Yes, born in Puerto Rico, Guam, The U.S. Virgin Islands, Or Northern Marianas?
      – Yes, born abroad of U.S. citizen or parents
      – Yes, U.S. citizen by naturalization – Print year of naturalization ______.
      – No, not a U.S. citizen

      Not only did Obama ask these question, he asked it every year for eight years. The citizenship question was dropped from the census in 1950. After that, the citizenship question only appeared on the long form census that was given to a small percentage of the population as a sample and even that practice ended after the 2000 census. Nine years before President Obama was sworn in.

  16. Good deal, Great campaign material as all the open border Democraps start making their noises.

    Just print the forms as planned then figure what to do!

  17. Damn it Obama, ENOUGH with this Pen and Phone nonsense! Do your job the right way!

    Wait, who’s President? What year is it? What’s going on?

      1. I know. Those damned Republicans just won’t let Barack do what he needs to do in order to combat climate change and save the dreamers and get everyone free healthcare and and and… that’s why we need a king who will just rule by fiat from his desk!

        If Congress won’t do their job, as I define their job to be, then we need a strong president who will just take unilateral action himself!

        We’re gunna Make America Hope and Change, y’all!

        1. Yes that was the last president, now we have a new one doing it.

          Guess that is all part of being post constitutional.

          1. Boy oh boy, Republican, Democrat – gosh, I just really can’t tell the difference, can you? It’s like all the same Progressives with just small variations.

          1. Does this mean that those previously banned from here via DISCUS Will still be banned? Please, please, please be YES!

  18. Dangit….I sold my hot air popcorn popper at my yard sale last month.
    And now I need a fresh batch to pop. This is gonna be good.

  19. I finally got logged in on the tablet by closing DuckDuckGo and using Chrome, but now I have ads. Any suggestions? The transition was seamless on the phone.

        1. I’m using DuckDuckGo as my homepage/search engine, with Internet Explorer and AdBlockPlus installed. This has been working well for me on most sites.

    1. By blocking the ads you’re essentially demonitizing TRS and therefore censoring them therefore the government should step in to help. And by help I mean stopping you from doing that by force.

      RIGHT ABE?

    2. By blocking the ads you’re essentially demonitizing TRS and therefore censoring them therefore the government should step in to help. And by help I mean stopping you from doing that by force.

      RIGHT ABE?

    3. By blocking the ads you’re essentially demonitizing TRS and therefore censoring them therefore the government should step in to help. And by help I mean stopping you from doing that by force.

      RIGHT ABE?

  20. Ha, while Trump is having his social media pow wow it appears twitter is down right now.

  21. Uh, did I wake up in a different world, or have we switched back to DISCUS? I’ve been having problems for hours trying to connect with TRS, but I’m also having other tablet problems. I’m so “lost” & confused.

    OTOH, I want to share this link. It’s O/T, but it needs to be shared. I first saw the story on Brietbart, but the link below is from The Blaze. It’s regarding an act of true honor, respect, and patriotism by a big Hollywood star not looking for accolades.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=web&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwj_2py0yK3jAhWMB50JHVcuB0EQzPwBCAM&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.theblaze.com%2Fnews%2Fjon-voight-wipes-rain-soaked-seats-for-gold-star-families&psig=AOvVaw1NThFY1w_G7kO0mOPwM4MI&ust=1562958536764234

  22. Hey Scoop, thanks for trying something different when posters were not happy w/ Disqus, and thanks again for adjusting once more..trial and error is NOT a bad thing! Kudos for being big enough to work thru it all 🙂
    Dang, it’s gonna take me a minute. I’m an old lady, my memory needs refreshing :/

    1. I don’t know about going back – I’ve never used my real name here. In fact I’ve never used it online – period. And yet, there it is.

        1. I tried to change my name to what I’ve been using for the last few months on the other system, but it will not allow me to change it.

          1. I log into disqus itself and dont use my Twitter or Facebook to log in. I wonder if that is why I can easily change my name

      1. Click on your profile. Go to Account or profile and you can change it there. But be sure to hit “save” at the bottom. It’s easy to miss that step

            1. That’s very sweet Nana. Prior to when I signed up for a disqus account in 2012 I always used Scope as my posting name. I was mostly commenting on websites that used wordpress. It was shortly before Christmas and I had pine cone decorations hanging in my house. I couldn’t come up with something clever so I just used pinecone to sign up for disqus and never changed it, until now.

      1. Do you have any idea why Doc? I tried changing my posting name to what I was using with the other commenting system Scope, but it won’t allow me to change it.

        1. Scoop took a poll last night and Disqus won. Can’t you go into your profile and change it?

          1. I did try to change it in my profile earlier. I just went to a different area in settings and was able to change it.

          1. Yeah, now that you mention it, I blocked someone and it took a while to take effect.

  23. At first I couldn’t sign in at all, but now it’s working. I definitely think that the citizenship question should added. Representation from each state is based on population.

  24. O/T: Surprise, surprise, Chicago Mayor Lightloafers announced that the city will not help the ICE roundup of illegal aliens.

  25. So Obama removed the question and Justice Roberts decides it’s unconstitutional to add it back. I really think Roberts is a closeted Marxist plant.

      1. Bush made a lot of terrible choices. The Clintons set him up with unscrupulous rats like Comey and Mueller and Bush just accepted and perpetuated the corruption. If not for the patriot act the Obama Administration wouldn’t have had the means to screw Trump over.

        I defended Bush against everyone who attacked him and yet the more I’ve learned the more I think he deserves to be considered one of our worst presidents ever.

    1. President Obama did that? Really? That wasn’t very nice of him. It must be true because that smurt guy and duh purdy lady on Fox News said so.

      Well, I decided to check out Stinky Obama’s 2010 census questionnaire myself:

      https://www.census.gov/2010census/pdf/2010_Questionnaire_Info.pdf

      This is the exact same census form sent to most households between 2010 and 2017. All eight of Ugly Obama’s annual American Community Surveys asked “three questions that cover information on place of birth, citizenship,and year of entry to better understand the composition of our nation’s
      changing population”.

      This is the first section (page 18):

      Section 8: Is this person a citizen of the United States?

      – Yes, born in the United States –> Skip to question 10a:

      – Yes, born in Puerto Rico, Guam, The U.S. Virgin Islands, Or Northern Marianas?

      – Yes, born abroad of U.S. citizen or parents

      – Yes, U.S. citizen by naturalization – Print year of naturalization ______.

      – No, not a U.S. citizen

      Wait! So not only did Poopy-brain Obama ask these questions, he asked them every year for eight years.

      The short form census most Americans receive has not had a universally asked citizenship question since 1950, the year before Obama was even born. Not only did President Obama not remove the short form citizenship question in 2010, every Republican president and administration (including Reagan *Angel Voices from above*) was fine with not including it on the short form census as well. The citizenship question was dropped from the census in 1950. After that, the citizenship question only appeared on the long form census that was given to a small percentage of the population as a
      sample and even that practice ended after the 2000 census.

      Nine years before President Obama was sworn in.

      Oh, he’s good the way he traveled back in time to mess with the census question and all that in 1950 (before he was born) and again to 2000. He’s gooooood.

      1. Wonderful sarcasm. Do you feel better now?
        Seems like they’re quibbling over the American Community Surveys versus the official Census and I’m not an expert but I suspect that the surveys don’t have the same bearing on apportionment as the official census does. Of course, whether non-citizens get counted for that purpose will likely crop up as a secondary legal issue if that’s what the Trump administration is intending to use the question for. The Obama administration DID at least choose to substitute the long form census with the Survey. I confess I don’t know enough of the census law to decipher what additional legal implications that may or may not have had. If his plan is to add the citizenship question to the short form census then that would seem to be what is completely new. On principle I at least agree that apportionment shouldn’t count those who can’t (or shouldn’t) even vote. It makes no sense and is frustrating regardless of what the exact historical precedent and technicality has been.

    2. Roberts may be getting blackmailed over his illegal adoption. I see where Roberts rule with the Left on cases existential to them, but rule with the conservatives on lesser cases. He will be blackmailed forever and not allowed to retire early.

        1. When he came out with the weirdly written Obamacare opinion where it looked like he changed his mind mid-way, it was speculated that someone got to him about his adoption. He adopted 2 Irish kids in South America back when foreigners were not allowed to adopt Irish kids in Ireland. So it looked like he went to South America to get around the law.

  26. It was executive action that removed the question….I don’t have a problem with it since it will teach people that a runaway Executive branch is a bad thing no matter who is in charge.

        1. Could you imagine a show like that now? We can’t even laugh at anything any more.

          But I still do….ha ha!

        2. Could you imagine a show like that now? We can’t even laugh at anything any more.

          But I still do….ha ha!

  27. Drop the hammer!

    The fact he’d have to use executive action is incredible. And then the fact that you can almost guarantee some judge in one of the coastal states will put a stop to it. Obama can essentially legalize millions of people but Trump can’t add a simple, common sense question to the census. Says a lot about our justice system.

    1. “can’t add a simple, common sense question to the census.”The same question that was “reportedly” removed from the census by the O administration…hmmmm.

      Let’s go back to biblical census taking where all were required to return to their homeland to be counted.

      1. Doc- From what I’ve read, up until 2010 the long census form was sent to one in every 6 addresses. Both the short and long forms were required by law to be returned. Obama eliminated the long census form completely in 2010 and replaced it with the annual American Community Survey which is not required by law to be completed and returned. The ACS asks the question if you are a citizen. It wouldn’t surprise me if Trump brings back the long census form, and requires by law that it be completed and returned.

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