What is Project 2025? Trump claims to know nothing of alarming plan – but wishes it luck

Former President Donald Trump has said 'I have nothing to do with' Project 2025

Former President Donald Trump has said ‘I have nothing to do with’ Project 2025 (Picture: SOPA Images)

An alarming proposal to overhaul the US federal government that has been linked to Donald Trump calls for firing up to 50,000 officials and replacing them with his loyalists.

The former president has finally broken his silence on it.

Called Project 2025, or the 2025 Presidential Transition Project, it purports to be ‘building now for a conservative victory through policy, personnel, and training’.

Project 2025’s goal is to build four pillars to usher in ‘an effective conservative administration’, according to its website. Those pillars include a policy agenda, personnel, training and a 180-day playbook.

Former President Donald Trump broke his silence on Project 2025 on Friday (Picture: AP)

The plan has a range of objectives, from purging government workers considered disloyal to Trump, to restricting abortion and contraception access, to rolling back some civil rights legislation.

Spanning 922 pages, the plan details expanding presidential power and has been flagged as a danger to democracy by many Democrats and President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign.

Who is behind Project 2025?

Project 2025 is being organized by The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank based in Washington, DC. It was crafted from the foundation’s Mandate for Leadership which has influenced presidential administrations since the Reagan administration.

‘The project is the effort of a broad coalition of conservative organizations that have come together to ensure a successful administration begins in January 2025,’ states its site.

The Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts said Republicans are ‘in the process of the second American Revolution’ (Picture: AP)

‘With the right conservative policy recommendations and properly vetted and trained personnel to implement them, we will take back our government.’

Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts on Tuesday raised eyebrows with the way he explained that Republicans are ‘in the process of taking this country back’.

‘We are in the process of the second American Revolution, which will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be,’ Roberts said on the War Room podcast hosted by Steve Bannon, who was White House chief strategist for the first seven months of the Trump administration.

Is Donald Trump associated with Project 2025?

Trump a few days after Roberts’ ‘second American Revolution’ remark publicly addressed Project 2025 for the first time.

Ex-President Donald Trump addressed Project 2025 in a Truth Social post on Friday (Picture: Truth Social/@realDonaldTrump)

‘I know nothing about Project 2025,’ Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform on Friday.

‘I have no idea who is behind it. I disagree with some of the things they’re saying and some of the things they’re saying are absolutely ridiculous and abysmal.

‘Anything they do, I wish them luck, but I have nothing to do with them.’

Despite Trump’s denial of any connection with the project, its leaders include numerous former officials of the 45th president.

Former President Donald Trump said he wishes Project 2025 luck (Picture: AP)

The project’s director is Paul Dans, who served as chief of staff at the Office of Personnel Management during the Trump administration. …read more

Source:: Metro


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