- The Washington Times - Friday, July 12, 2019

Rush Limbaugh says President Trump’s census fight with Democrats exposes the one thing guiding the latter side’s agenda: “They don’t like this country.”

The radio host told “Fox & Friends” on Friday that most media outlets are ignoring the real story as it pertains to adding a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

Mr. Limbaugh wants to know who, exactly, wanted the questions removed in 2010 and their rationale at the time.

“The American left today seems to have one major problem that is guiding every agenda item they have, and that is they don’t like this country,” he said. “They don’t like this country as founded. They don’t like this country’s place in the world, and so they want to diminish us. They’re too afraid of American superpower, American exceptionalism.”

The conservative then took the Republican Party to task for failing to address the issue during former President Obama’s time in the White House.

“This idea of who’s a citizen and who isn’t — why did that question get taken off?” he asked. “That’s where everybody’s focus should have been. And I’ll put this on the Republicans. Look at the way things happened: Obama takes the question off, the Republicans do what? [They said] nothing. … I think it’s outrageous that the desire to know who here is a citizen is controversial. Who took it off and why?”

Mr. Trump told reporters earlier in the week that officials will glean information from existing government documents to come to an accurate assessment of the U.S. population.

“We will utilize these vast federal databases to gain a full, complete and accurate count of the non-citizen population, including databases maintained by the Department of Homeland Security and the Social Security Administration,” the president said Thursday. “We have great knowledge in many of our agencies. We will leave no stone unturned.”

Mr. Limbaugh concluded his thoughts on this issue by saying Democrats “want open borders.”

“They want as many people crossing the border as possible,” he said. “They need a permanent underclass. The Democratic Party is a party that, the worst thing that can happen to it is for people to become self-reliant, for people to be able to produce for themselves. They need people constantly in need, dependent. They need to create as many victims as they can.”

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