When Wilbur Ross said yesterday that “The Census Bureau has started the process of printing the decennial questionnaires without the question,” it was received by many as the end of the controversy surrounding the Trump Administration's attempt to put a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. That scheme was deemed unconstitutional by the actual Supreme Court, which usually has the last say in matters like constitutional law.
But, like almost anyone who ever invested in Wilbur's private equity fund, or the legion of people who married him, The President of the United States would like everyone to know that his haughty narcoleptic Commerce Secretary is very much full of shit.
#FakeNews, in this case, being an actual statement from the actual Commerce Secretary. We know that Wilbur sleeps through a lot of meetings, but we have a hard time seeing him going rogue on this.
Even we're pretty shocked by this level of passive-aggressive savagery from Trump towards Wilbur. It's starting to feel like Wilbur might be charging fees again.