President Trump announced Thursday that his administration would not attempt to put a question about citizenship on the 2020 U.S. Census after the Supreme Court blocked the query from appearing on the form.

However, while his critics have described this as everything from a “retreat” to a “monumental defeat,” the president assured the country that he would not stop in his quest to figure out how many citizens there were in the United States…and, to the contrary, how many noncitizens were living in this country. As such, he announced an executive order in the Rose Garden that will direct federal agencies to provide detailed population records to the Department of Commerce in order to obtain an accurate count of both.

“I am hereby ordering every department and agency in the federal government to provide the Department of Commerce with all requested records regarding the number of citizens and noncitizens in our country,” Trump said. “They must furnish all legally accessible records in their possession immediately. We will utilize these vast federal databases to gain a full, complete, and accurate count of the noncitizen population. We will leave no stone unturned.”

The Democrat/Media cabal has painted Trump’s quest to put a citizenship question on the census as the height of racism, but they are out of step with the American public. As several recent polls have shown, a clear majority of Americans see no problem whatsoever with asking people whether or not they are citizens of this country. According to Harvard/Harris, 67% of registered voters believe that there should absolutely be a citizenship question on the census. Remarkably, this includes 55% of Hispanic voters and 59% of black voters.

The truth is, the Democrats are worried about ethereal concerns about racism, they are worried that a citizenship question will discourage illegal aliens from filling out the census. This will lead to some of their most prized districts losing congressional representation and federal funding. Depending on how outrageous the illegal population is in this country, an undercount of illegal aliens could actually cost the Democrats their House majority. That is why they’ve fought so hard to keep this question off the census.

For now, they’ve gotten their way. But if President Trump and his federal agencies can pool their resources to figure out what the census can’t, we might have a chance to achieve our goals anyway.