Trump DENIES Project 2025 Ties Yet Again

Former President Trump made an effort on Friday to distance himself from Project 2025, most of which he insisted had “absolutely ridiculous and abysmal” components.

In a post on Truth Social, Trump distanced himself from the initiative claiming he did not know who was running it and instructed them to stop issuing policy.

“I know nothing about Project 2025. I have no idea who is behind it,” Trump wrote. “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.”

Dubbed as the Presidential Transition Project, Project 2025 is painted by some as a master plan for how a future GOP administration could dismantle large swathes of the way the U.S. has governed itself over its history.

“As we’ve been saying for more than two years now, Project 2025 does not speak for any candidate or campaign,” a Project 2025 spokesperson told Fox News Digital when asked about Trump’s remarks. “We are a coalition of more than 110 conservative groups advocating policy and personnel recommendations for the next conservative president.

The day before Trump sought to disassociate himself from Project 2025, now-Heritage Foundation president Kevin Roberts came under fire by Democratic lawmakers for his comments on then-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon’s radio show that he didn’t want a “second American Revolution.”

“[W]e are in the process of the second American Revolution, which will remain bloodless if the left allows it to be,” Roberts said, adding that the “radical left” is “apoplectic” because “our side is winning.”

Project 2025 has chapters tailored to various agencies that detail jobs like reforming the Justice Department and FBI or advising on abortion and immigration. The book was written with the assistance of former Trump administration officials in some chapters. For instance, the chapter on Homeland Security was written by a team led by former assistant acting DHS Secretary Ken Cuccinelli.

They note that the Biden campaign and others have recently begun using Project 2025 to needle Trump’s potential candidacy in the White House race of 2024. Last week, ahead of the debate in Atlanta, Joe Biden’s campaign sent out an overlay QR code that when scanned led to a landing page relating Project 2025 back to Trump.

The campaign said it was “the plan by Donald Trump’s MAGA Republican allies to give Trump more power over your daily life, gut democratic checks and balances, and consolidate power in the Oval Office if he wins.”

“Trump’s campaign advisors and close allies wrote it – and are doing everything they can to elect him so he can execute their playbook immediately,” the webpage stated.

The Biden camp, among other allegations, said Project 2025 “Terminates the Constitution,” “Takes Away Reproductive Freedom Nationwide” and “Consolidates Power in the Oval Office.”

The Biden campaign shouldn’t be “obsessing” over Project 2025, one spokesman said. Instead, they should “be addressing the 25th Amendment.” 

If re-elected in 2024, Trump will attempt to stage the biggest deportation action ever and institute tariffs on every possible import – despite these suggestions contained in Project 2025.

Trump himself has previously cautioned outside allies against speaking on his behalf – including indicating that their transition-in-waiting effort had no value.

Former senior Trump administration officials leading Project 2025 include Paul Dans, director of the project and former chief of staff at U.S. Office of Personnel Management in President Donald Trump’s administration and Russ Vought, who wrote one of the chapters and served as director of the Office of Management and Budget under Trump.

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