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
President Donald Trump 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,' Trump 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!'
The president's blunt assessment of the question