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President Donald Trump has announced sweeping plans to end the birthright citizenship bestowed on babies born in the United States to non-citizen parents. The move is a direct challenge to the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution which states in its first clause: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States."

Trump said he would not need another amendment and would be able to implement the policy change through executive order alone. This would almost certainly face extensive legal challenges up to and including in the Supreme Court.

The president falsely claimed in the interview that the United States is the only country in the world that has birthright citizenship and said "It's ridiculous. And it has to end". There are at least 30 other countries, including Canada, where birthright citizenship exists. He did not indicate when he intends to sign the executive order.