A judge said there will not be a citizenship question on the 2020 census.
President Trump wants it. He usually gets what he wants.
Now, it looks like he may take executive action.
President Trump is considering an executive order to try to move forward with a citizenship question on the 2020 census, top sources tell Jonathan Swan and me.
-“We didn’t come this far just to throw in the towel,” said a senior administration official with direct knowledge of the conversations.
Administration lawyers are exploring various legal options.
-A senior legal source said: “The administration is considering the appropriateness of an executive order that would address the constitutional need for the citizenship question to be included in the 2020 census.”
-But there is considerable skepticism within the administration that an executive order would succeed.