Trump Says He Found Census ‘Shocking’ Because Of The Price Tag

OSAKA, JAPAN - JUNE 29: U.S. President Donald Trump points to a journalist as he takes questions during a press conference after the G-20 Summit on June 29, 2019 in Osaka, Japan. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinpin... OSAKA, JAPAN - JUNE 29: U.S. President Donald Trump points to a journalist as he takes questions during a press conference after the G-20 Summit on June 29, 2019 in Osaka, Japan. Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to resume trade negotiations on Saturday during their meeting in Osaka at the annual Group of 20 summit, in an attempt to resolve a trade deal between the world's two largest economies. According to reports, both leaders agreed that the U.S. would not impose new tariffs during their discussion as world leaders met in Osaka during the two-day G20 summit to discuss economic, environmental and geopolitical issues. (Photo by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Just days after asking to “delay the census,” President Donald Trump harped on the costs behind conducting it during a press conference in Osaka Saturday.

“The census was shocking to me,” Trump said. “I figured it would not be expensive to do a census. It’s billions of dollars.”

Trump took to Twitter Thursday to try to “delay the census” hours after the Supreme Court handed down the decision to block the administration from adding a citizenship question to the census.

The Supreme Court did not accept the administration’s stated reason for adding the question, though groups challenging the question have warned that the administration could try again before 2020.

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  1. “I figured it would not be expensive

    Once again, with such a command of financial matters, it’s a wonder so many of his casinos went bankrupt.

  2. Wait till he finds out how much the military costs.

  3. Avatar for outis outis says:

    Who knew that it could cost so much just to find out whether or not ICE can deport a few million people?

  4. Has anybody ever complained more than Prez Rac( p )ist about doing his job?

  5. Or known less about it?

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