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Washington D.C. has more people than Wyoming or Vermont, but D.C. residents do not get representation in our system of government. While it's been a long-time fight, the issue recently came back to the surface after D.C. became the epicenter of Trump's strong-armed response to Black Lives Matter protests. The question has largely fallen along partisan lines. Democrats say residents of Washington D.C. deserve the resources and representation that comes with statehood. There should be no taxation without representation. Republicans traditionally argue that D.C. cannot be a state because its status is determined by the constitution. However, in an interview where he said the quiet part loud, President Trump said Republicans would be “very, very stupid” to let D.C. become a state because it would add Democratic legislators to the Senate and Congress. 

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President Trump laid out the case against statehood for Washington D.C. in an interview with the New York Post. Heres' what he said:

“They want to do that so they pick up two automatic Democrat — you know it’s 100 percent Democrat, basically — so why would the Republicans ever do that? That’ll never happen unless we have some very, very stupid Republicans around that I don’t think you do. You understand that, right?” Trump said.
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Senator Tom Cotton, in comments that many on the left and right have criticized for being openly racist, further expanded on the Republican position on why D.C. should not be a state. 

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However, the argument for D.C. statehood is simple—people there pay taxes and deserve representation in our government. 

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