Drain the swamp! Donald Trump makes a new campaign pledge and vows to fire US government employees who fail a civil service test if he is re-elected to the White House
Former President Donald Trump has vowed to fire US government employees who fail a proposed civil service test.
The real estate mogul made the pledge in a campaign video released over the weekend that went viral in last year’s raid on Mar-a-Lago.
“I will require every federal employee to pass a new civil service test, which demonstrates an understanding of our limited constitutional government,” he said.
The 76-year-old said he would be forced to answer questions about “due process rights, equal protection, freedom of expression (and) religious freedom”.
In a thinly veiled reference to the removal of documents from his exclusive residence in Florida, Trump said officials would be expected to ignore “Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable seizure and search.”
“We will put the unelected bureaucrats back in their place,” he added.
Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the so-called “deep state” since entering politics in 2015 when he first ran for the White House.
The former commander-in-chief has repeatedly attacked the so-called “deep state” since he first ran for the White House in 2015.
In March last year, Trump said he wanted to pass a new law that would allow the president to fire any US government employee working in the executive branch.
During his presidency, he repeatedly attacked senior officials, such as former FBI Director James Comey or US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The potential Republican candidate who is leading the polls in the GOP is currently mired in a series of lawsuits and investigations.
He was indicted and sued in Manhattan earlier this month on 34 counts of silent payments, including to former porn star Stormy Daniels.
Trump has denied having sexual relations with the former adult film actress.
A group of Republicans, led by Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio, has sued Attorney General Alvin Bragg in an effort to get rid of the case.
Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, launched his lawsuit to block the “hidden money” case in Manhattan brought by Attorney General Alvin Bragg.
Trump has repeatedly denied allegations by Stormy Daniels that he had an affair with her while married to his wife, Slovenian model Melania.
Special Counsel Jack Smith is also investigating his handling of classified documents and his alleged attempts to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election.
Trump continues to make baseless claims that the vote was rigged in favor of Joe Biden.
And earlier Monday, a New York judge agreed to file a civil lawsuit against the one-time reality TV star next week.
His lawyers tried to delay a defamation and battery case brought by Elle E columnist Jean Carroll.
Carroll sued Trump in November, alleging he slandered her as a liar when he denied her claim that he raped her in the 1990s.
It added a battery charge under a recently adopted New York law that allows adult survivors of sexual assault to sue their alleged attacker regardless of the statute of limitations.
Trump has repeatedly denied Carroll’s allegations.
But his apparent legal troubles haven’t deterred Republican donors, as his 2024 campaign has raised $34 million since the start of the year.