President Trump will announce that he will use executive action to add a citizenship question on the 2020 Census at a news conference Thursday afternoon, a White House source confirmed to The Post.
The president tweeted that he would address the controversial question in a tweet Thursday morning days after he signaled he was considering using an executive order to include it.
“The White House will be hosting a very big and very important Social Media Summit today. Would I have become President without Social Media?,” Trump said on Twitter. “Yes (probably)! At its conclusion, we will all go to the beautiful Rose Garden for a News Conference on the Census and Citizenship.”
Later Thursday morning, the White House updated its daily schedule to add that the president “delivers remarks on citizenship and the census” at 5 p.m.