Trump says U.S. census 'meaningless' without citizenship question

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump on Monday said the nation's 2020 census would be "meaningless" without the inclusion of a controversial citizenship question, wading into the legal fray over the nationwide count.
Trump, in a tweet, criticized Democrats over issues surrounding "the all important Citizenship Question" and said the census would be a waste of government funding if the question was dropped. The Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 survey is before the US Supreme Court.