‘I know nothing:’ Trump disavows ‘Project 2025’ mooted by allies as ‘second American revolution’ – The Times of India

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Donald Trump on Friday distanced himself from Project 2025, a sweeping proposal for government overhaul drafted by former allies and officials from his administration. This came after the head of the Washington-based think tank behind the project hinted at a potential “second American Revolution.”
“I know nothing about Project 2025,” Trump wrote on his social media platform.”I have no idea who is behind it. I disagree with some of their ideas, which I find ridiculous and abysmal. Whatever they do, I wish them luck, but I am not involved.”
Project 2025 aims to expand presidential powers significantly and suggests replacing up to 50,000 government workers with Trump loyalists. The Biden reelection campaign has sought to highlight this agenda, especially in light of Biden’s efforts to maintain Democratic support after a challenging debate.
Trump has previously outlined his own plans for government reform if reelected, including a large-scale deportation operation and extensive tariffs on imports. His campaign has cautioned external allies not to speak on his behalf, dismissing their transition efforts as unhelpful.
Kevin Roberts, president of the Heritage Foundation, made provocative comments on Steve Bannon’s podcast, referring to Republicans reclaiming the country, which the Biden campaign condemned as advocating for a violent revolution.
“We are in the process of the second American Revolution, which will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be,” Roberts said.
Those comments were widely circulated online and blasted by the Biden campaign, which issued a statement saying Trump and his allies were “dreaming of a violent revolution to destroy the very idea of America.”
Project 2025 involves former senior officials from the Trump administration, including Paul Dans, Russ Vought, and John McEntee, although a spokesperson stressed it is not tied to any specific candidate or campaign but rather to conservative policy recommendations.
Biden’s campaign has criticized Project 2025, arguing it would undermine democratic checks and consolidate power in the presidency if Trump were to win reelection.
On Independence Day, as Biden prepared for a TV interview following a challenging debate, his campaign used imagery from “The Handmaid’s Tale” to criticize what they see as authoritarian tendencies in Trump’s camp.

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