While Trump might have lost this battle, he made it clear his administration was “not backing down” on the citizenship issue.
The latest dustup was merely a skirmish in the larger war over using citizenship status to help determine which party controls the White House and the House in the future, as well as how federal money is distributed, NBC News’ Jonathan Allen writes in an analysis.
It looked like the U.S. tech industry had been given a reprieve in late June when Trump reversed course on a decision to effectively bar companies from doing business with Chinese telecom giant Huawei.
“There’s been a sea change in political and corporate attitudes toward China,” said James Lewis, senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank. “All the things that China does — its corporate espionage campaigns, its serious human rights violations — make companies a little nervous.”