Lawmakers sparring on reported Trump visit to Jamestown

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Virginia lawmakers are sparring after a report that President Donald Trump will attend the 400th-anniversary celebration of the first meeting of the state's legislative body in Jamestown.

President Donald Trump is insisting that he is not dropping efforts to include a citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 census. (Source: The White House / Flickr via MGN)

Democrats have threatened to boycott the event because they say Trump doesn't represent their values - a reaction the Republican Senate majority leader calls disappointing and embarrassing.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported Friday that Trump will attend the July 30 event, but the White House hasn't confirmed it to The Associated Press.

The event is commemorating the 400th anniversary of representative government in America with the founding of the House of Burgesses, which was the first representative legislative assembly in America.

It is part of a weeklong observance of the state's colonial past.



 
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