Donald Trump, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (C), and Attorney General William Barr, Rose Garden, White House, July 11, 2019 (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty)

On Thursday, Donald Trump retreated — although he never said “retreat” — over his pursuit of a citizenship question on the 2020 US Census.

Speaking with Monocle 24’s Andrew Mueller, I explain the political mission of Trump and the GOP, using the question to tilt Congressional districts towards the Republicans; how the courts blocked their maneuvers; and what happens now.

TrumpWatch, Day 903: Trump Retreats on Citizenship Census Question

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