Trump Claims He Is Not Involved With ‘Project 2025’

( – The Heritage Foundation released Project 2025 this year. The powerful think tank wants to remake America and implement a plan to consolidate the government’s power in the executive branch. Former President Donald Trump is trying to distance himself from the controversial plan.

On July 5, Trump posted a statement on Truth Social denying any knowledge of Project 2025. He said he had “no idea who is behind it.” The former president said he disagreed with “some of the things they are saying,” and called some of the policies “absolutely ridiculous and abysmal.” Then, he wished the architects of the policy “luck” in getting them passed.

Project 2025 is a blueprint for the next Republican administration to follow to give the president more power. It includes a plan to fire tens of thousands of longtime, non-partisan, career government employees and replace them with partisan employees.

The Heritage Foundation also wants to eliminate the Department of Education, doing away with a national standard for education and leaving it up to the states to decide how they want to educate kids. According to Newsweek, YouGov recently surveyed American voters and asked them about the specific policies, only nine of the 28 policies received positive support.

Heritage Foundation President Kevin Roberts said America is in a second revolution “which will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be.”

Karoline Leavitt, a press secretary for Trump’s campaign,” said that Project 2025 is completely unrelated to the campaign. She pointed to statements from campaign managers Susie Wiles and Chris LaCivita that said the same thing.

The campaign has had a difficult time distancing itself because many high-level staffers were involved in drafting the policies, including former HUD Secretary Ben Carson, former OMB Director Russ Vought, Trump’s former Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, and former White House trade advisor Peter Navarro. Trump and the Republican National Committee named Vought the policy director to craft the GOP’s agenda ahead of the convention.

Steven Cheung, another Trump campaign spokesperson, told The Washington Post that Project 2025 doesn’t “reflect campaign strategy or policy,” something that’s been said “for months.”

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