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Trump: District of Columbia ‘Will Never be a State’

President Trump rejected the idea of granting statehood to the District of Columbia, arguing in a new interview it would be too politically beneficial to Democrats.

“D.C. will never be a state,” Trump told The New York Post during an Oval Office interview on Monday. “You mean District of Columbia, a state? Why? So we can have two more Democratic – Democrat senators and five more congressmen? No thank you. That’ll never happen.”

The District has a population of roughly 700,000, which is more than that of Wyoming or Vermont. The District does not have any voting power in Congress, as it has no senators and one nonvoting delegate in the House. Read more…

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