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Former President Donald Trump speaks at a “Save America” ​​rally in Anchorage, Alaska on July 9, 2022.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

  • Former President Donald Trump has previewed some of his plans for a second term.

  • In a speech at the America First Policy Institute, he called for a purge of federal employees.

  • According to Axios, it had a plan in place to do so in 2020 – and could complete it in 2024.

Former President Donald Trump repeated the quiet part loudly during a speech at an event, stating his intention to purge non-loyalist federal government employees if he wins a second term.

During a speech at the America First Institute summit on Tuesday, Trump confirmed reports of his intention to implement “Schedule F,” an executive order that would reassign government employees in a way that would ease their employment protections, facilitating their dismissal and replacement. with elected politicians.

“We need to make it much easier to fire rogue bureaucrats who deliberately undermine democracy or who, at a minimum, just want to keep their jobs,” Trump said in his speech, promising to “drain the swamp and root out the state. deep”.

“Congress should pass historic reforms empowering the president to ensure that any corrupt, incompetent, or useless bureaucrat for the job can be told – have you ever heard that – that you’re fired! Get out,” Trump said.

According to Axios, the workings of the plan have been largely kept secret through government channels and agencies until it is ready for implementation.

Trump, whose appearance in DC on Tuesday was his first since leaving office, did not say whether he would run for president in 2024. However, he has repeatedly teased a run.

During his final months in office, Trump signed the Schedule F executive order that could have led to a swift purge of federal employees had he not lost the 2020 election. of President Joe Biden, he rescinded the order.

“Washington will be an entirely different place,” Trump said, referring to if he were to serve a second term. “Our current appeals process for these rogue bureaucrats has three stages that each take five years – to fire someone who does a bad job, it takes 15 years.”

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