Drain the swamp! Donald Trump vows to FIRE US government employees who fail civil service test
Drain the swamp! Donald Trump makes fresh campaign pledge and vows to FIRE US government employees who fail a civil service test if he is re-elected to the White House
Ex-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 hit out at last year’s raid on Mar-a-Lago.
‘I will require every federal employee to pass a new civil service test, demonstrating an understanding our constitutional limited government,’ he said.
The 76-year-old said they would be forced to answer questions on ‘due process rights, equal protection, free speech (and) religious liberty.’
In a thinly-veiled reference to the removal of documents at his exclusive Florida residence, Trump said officials would be expected to brush up on ‘the Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable seizure and search.’
He added: ‘We will put unelected bureaucrats back in their place.’
Donald Trump has repeatedly blasted 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 railed against the so-called ‘Deep State’ since his first run for the White House in 2015.
In March last year, Trump said he wanted a new law to be passed allowing the president to fire any US government employee working for the executive branch.
During his presidency, he repeatedly attacked top officials, such as former FBI Director James Comey or the U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
The would-be Republican nominee, who is leading in GOP opinion polls, is currently mired in a series of lawsuits.
He was indicted and arraigned in Manhattan earlier this month on 34 charges related to alleged hush money payments, including to ex-porn star Stormy Daniels.
Trump has denied ever having sexual relations with the former adult movie actress.
A group of Republicans, led by Congressman Jim Jordan of Ohio, are suing District Attorney Alvin Bragg in a bid to get that case thrown out.
Republican Congressman Jim Jordan, who chairs the House judiciary committee, has launched his own lawsuit to block the Manhattan ‘hush money’ case brought by District Attorney Alvin Bragg
Trump has repeatedly denied claims by Stormy Daniels that he had an affair with her whilst married to his Slovenian model wife Melania
Special Counsel Jack Smith is also investigating his handling of classified documents and his alleged attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.
Trump continues to make baseless claims that the vote was rigged in favor of Joe Biden.
And earlier on Monday, a New York judge gave his approval for a civil lawsuit against the one-time reality TV star to go ahead next week.
His lawyers had tried to delay the defamation and battery case brought by Elle columnist E Jean Carroll.
Carroll sued Trump in November, alleging he defamed her by calling her a liar when he denied her claim that he raped her in the 1990s.
She added a battery charge under a recently adopted New York law that allows adult survivors of sexual abuse to sue their alleged attacker regardless of the statute of limitations.
Trump has repeatedly denied Carroll’s allegations.
But his apparent legal woes have not dissuaded Republican donors, with his 2024 campaign raking in $34 million since the start of the year.