President Donald Trump tweeted about the decennial census on April 1, declaring that it would be "meaningless" and a "waste" if it does not include a question on citizenship. This happened the same day as the Census Bureau celebrated "Census Day," one year out from the 2020 Census, and that the Insights Association and many others filed amicus briefs at the Supreme Court in a case opposed to the inclusion of a citizenship question.
Can you believe that the Radical Left Democrats want to do our new and very important Census Report without the all important Citizenship Question. Report would be meaningless and a waste of the $Billions (ridiculous) that it costs to put together!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 1, 2019
Of course, the decennial census is critical for many purposes, including the primary Constitutional purpose of drawing Congressional districts and determining Electoral College counts, allocating more than $800 billion in federal funding across the country, and providing the baseline for statistically representative research studies. Further, as the Insights Association responded to the HuffPost: