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PoliticsButtigieg: Trump census reversal a 'face-saving' recognition that 'he's been on the wrong side'

07:15  12 july  2019
07:15  12 july  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Thursday lambasted President Trump's reversal on previous plans to push for a citizenship question on the 2020 census, calling the move a "face-saving way to recognize that he's been on the wrong side."

Buttigieg, a Democratic presidential hopeful, said in an interview with CNN that Trump's decision earlier Thursday to drop his administration's effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census shows that the president is "recognizing reality and backing down."

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Trump criticized Fox News for ‘wasting airtime’ on Buttigieg , saying Fox is ‘moving more and more to the losing side ’.

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"It sounds like a face-saving way to recognize that he's been on the wrong side of the law throughout," he said. "There are any number of ways to do research on issues like immigration, but tinkering with the census was clearly racially and politically motivated."

"It's why it was held to be unlawful by the courts," Buttigieg added. "And it sounds - although he changes his mind from day to day, so you don't really know for sure but - it sounds like he was at least at last recognizing reality and backing down."

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than Trump and that he is the face of a new generation that wants to bypass the partisanship and rancor that has gripped Trump ’ s Washington. community remain unsettled by Buttigieg ’ s handling of that incident, even as he and others cheered on the mayor’ s campaign at the rally on Sunday.

He ' s reluctant to call Trump a Christian. Buttigieg didn’t explicitly apply this passage to the religious right. Because people who are on what I would call the wrong side of this issue and of history probably don't think of themselves as hateful. So we've got to make sure that they feel good about

Trump said Thursday that he would issue an executive order requiring federal agencies to provide the Commerce Department information on citizens and noncitizens in the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court ruled late last month that a citizenship question could not be added to the 2020 census because the administration's reasoning - that the question was necessary to help enforce the Voting Rights Act - was "contrived."

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Peter Paul Montgomery Buttigieg ( /ˈbutɪdʒədʒ/ BOOT-ih-jəj; born January 19, 1982) is an American politician, former military officer, and combat veteran who has served as mayor of South Bend

It has also been reported that a lawyer who works for the Trump Organization has worked on the case. Buttigieg found a cautious ally in Joni Ernst, a Republican senator from Iowa who served in the national guard, deploying to Kuwait, and is a member of the armed services committee.

Trump's plan had faced intense scrutiny from those who warned that the question could lead to an undercount by discouraging participation among immigrants and citizens who fear they could expose undocumented family members. Possible undercounts, critics warned, may cause certain areas to lose out on federal funding and have their congressional districts unfavorably redrawn.

The proposal faced further scrutiny after evidence showed that a Republican redistricting strategist played a significant role in the Trump administration's efforts to add a citizenship question to the census, undercutting the administration's argument that the question is needed to enforce the Voting Rights Act.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a fellow 2020 contender, also took aim at Trump's reversal on Thursday, quipping, "Wow, he's going to follow the law?"

"This is not about trying to find out real information about citizenship and non-citizenship in America. This is just about trying to stir up more hate. To try to get some more people excited," she added.

Ken Cuccinelli confident citizenship question will be on 2020 census.
President Trump's chief immigration and citizenship officer believes that the 2020 U.S. census will include a question on citizenship. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Acting United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ken Cuccinelli predicted that Trump would ultimately succeed in amending the 2020 census. Cuccinelli appeared on Fox News Sunday with guest host Dana Perino, according to a clip of the show released early on Twitter.

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