"Not only didn't I back down, I backed up," Trump said on Friday.
Trump went on to argue that his new plan to get the information from federal agencies instead is "actually better" and that it will be "more accurate" this way, declaring that only the "fake news" would object to this characterization. The New York Times had previously reported that Trump's new order does little more than "reiterate plans the Commerce Department announced last year, making it less a new policy than a means of covering Mr. Trump's retreat from the composition of the 2020 census form." Brendan Morrow
"Not only didn't I back down, I backed up," Pres. Trump says after ending efforts to put citizenship question on 2020 census.