A Friday article by Axios panicked about a “radical” plan for Donald Trump’s second term, assuming he runs and gets reelected.
What’s the radical plan?
The outlet described an agenda that would purge federal government agencies of Deep State loyalists and globalist employees, according to sources close to the 45th president.
That sounds like an A++ plan to me!
excellent. trump planning deep state purge in 2024. pic.twitter.com/DwSYllMIzE
— Logan Hall (@loganclarkhall) July 22, 2022
“Former President Trump’s top allies are preparing to radically reshape the federal government if he is re-elected, purging potentially thousands of civil servants and filling career posts with loyalists to him and his “America First” ideology,” Axios wrote.
Here are a few excerpts from the article:
The impact could go well beyond typical conservative targets such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Internal Revenue Service. Trump allies are working on plans that would potentially strip layers at the Justice Department — including the FBI, and reaching into national security, intelligence, the State Department and the Pentagon, sources close to the former president say.
During his presidency, Trump often complained about what he called “the deep state.”
The heart of the plan is derived from an executive order known as “Schedule F,” developed and refined in secret over most of the second half of Trump’s term and launched 13 days before the 2020 election.
The reporting for this series draws on extensive interviews over a period of more than three months with more than two dozen people close to the former president, and others who have firsthand knowledge of the work underway to prepare for a potential second term. Most spoke on condition of anonymity to describe sensitive planning and avoid Trump’s ire.
They intend to stack thousands of mid-level staff jobs. Well-funded groups are already developing lists of candidates selected often for their animus against the system — in line with Trump’s long-running obsession with draining “the swamp.” This includes building extensive databases of people vetted as being committed to Trump and his agenda.
The preparations are far more advanced and ambitious than previously reported. What is happening now is an inversion of the slapdash and virtually non-existent infrastructure surrounding Trump ahead of his 2017 presidential transition.
These groups are operating on multiple fronts: shaping policies, identifying top lieutenants, curating an alternative labor force of unprecedented scale, and preparing for legal challenges and defenses that might go before Trump-friendly judges, all the way to a 6-3 Supreme Court.
Trump, in theory, could fire tens of thousands of career government officials with no recourse for appeals. He could replace them with people he believes are more loyal to him and to his “America First” agenda.
Even if Trump did not deploy Schedule F to this extent, the very fact that such power exists could create a significant chilling effect on government employees.
It would effectively upend the modern civil service, triggering a shock wave across the bureaucracy. The next president might then move to gut those pro-Trump ranks — and face the question of whether to replace them with her or his own loyalists, or revert to a traditional bureaucracy.
While leftists, statists, socialists, and communists may have a heart attack reading that, it’s a happy bedtime story for America First conservatives and libertarians.
Purging the federal bureaucracy would radically reshape the United States for the better.
Infowars provided additional analysis of the lengthy Axios piece:
Essentially, the agenda is a continuation of a Trump executive order issued weeks before he left office called “Schedule F,” which was canceled by Biden when he took office.
The plan if Trump is elected to a second term will be to immediately reimpose the executive order.
The sources claim a list of candidates with an “animus against the system” and a commitment to Trump’s America First agenda is being compiled in order to replace establishment bootlickers within the government.
People with the “courage” to stand up to the woke mob and global elite are the type of individuals he’s looking to promote.
The Axios report describes a key problem plaguing the American government for decades, explaining how tens of thousands of federal employees stay in power from one administration to the next.
“New presidents typically get to replace more than 4,000 so-called ‘political’ appointees to oversee the running of their administrations. But below this rotating layer of political appointees sits a mass of government workers who enjoy strong employment protections — and typically continue their service from one administration to the next, regardless of the president’s party affiliation,” Axios states.
Dr. Anthony Fraudci is a prime example of these bureaucratic leeches that retain their government positions across multiple administrations.
The former POTUS is allegedly keeping a closer circle of advisors than he did during his presidency, specifically game-planning with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.).
One person close to Trump said he “had learned his lesson” from his first presidency and “would never appoint an attorney general who was not completely on board with his agenda.”
The Axios report concludes, “The most important lesson Trump took from his first term relates to who he hires and to whom he listens.”
For example, Trump’s daughter Ivanka and son-in-law Jared Kushner are said to have been removed from his political inner circle and former Vice President Mike Pence is seen as “an enemy.”
While the article appeared to try and slant Trump’s supposed agenda as a threat to democracy, the average conservative or libertarian will undoubtedly embrace a cleaning of the swamp.