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Trump abandons bid to include citizenship question on census


Carolyn Kaster – Associated Press

President Donald Trump spoke with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, left, and Attorney General William Barr in Rose Garden on Thursday.

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump abandoned his controversial bid to inject a citizenship question into next year's census Thursday, instead directing federal agencies to try to compile the information using existing databases.

He insisted he was "not backing down," declaring in a Rose Garden announcement that the goal was simple and reasonable: "a clear breakdown of the number of citizens and non-citizens that make up the United States population."


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