How Trump can mitigate the damage of folding on the census Add to list

from The Washington Post,

“A punch in the gut” is how one GOP strategist, speaking to Axios, described President Trump’s decision to throw in the towel on the 2020 Census litigation. There is no sugarcoating it: The president folded. It’s a big loss for Trump, the attorney general, the Constitution and the rule of law. The president had been dealt a bad hand by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and by generally bad lawyering until Attorney General William P. Barr showed up months ago. Then the Supreme Court sat on the decision with the clock ticking. Nevertheless, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. laid out an exact map to get the question on citizenship restored. Disappointingly, Trump and Barr chose not to follow the map.

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