claims 2020 Census will be 'meaningless and a waste' if it doesn't ask ...

claims 2020 Census will be 'meaningless and a waste' of billions if it doesn't ask about U.S. citizenship which was last in survey in 1950 weighed in as cabinet members face possible subpoena over the issue The new census will ask people whether they are U.S. citizens  Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified that the question was added on the request of the DOJ Critics fear it could be an effort to drive down representation of immigrants A court case over the issue is heading to the Supreme Court  blasted 'Radical left Democrats' and called the question 'all important'  He said without the question the decennial census would be 'meaningless' 

By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 15:21 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 15:21 BST, 1 April 2019

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President Donald called the new citizenship question on the Census 'all important' Monday – jumping into a bitter fight over the controversy as his administration's action heads to the Supreme Court.

The president weighed in as a House Committee prepared to issue subpoenas of his attorney general and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross over the matter – which has the potential to impact the tally that determines congressional districts and therefore representation in Congress. 

'Can you believe that the Radical Left Democrats want to do our new and very important Census Report without the all important Citizenship Question,' Tweeted, without appending a question mark to his statement.

The president continued: 'Report would be meaningless and a waste of the $Billions (ridiculous) that it costs to put together!'

President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, called the citizenship question on the Census 'all important'

President Donald , accompanied by first lady Melania , called the citizenship question on the Census 'all important'

The president's blunt assessment of the question

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