Trump drafting army of ‘America First’ loyalists to take over the Deep State: Report

During his four years as president, Donald Trump faced constant obstruction from unelected bureaucrats who worked to undermine his agenda.

As speculation of a second Trump presidency continues to mount, his allies are planning to replace thousands of civil servants in the permanent “Deep State” with people loyal to the MAGA movement, Axios reported.

What is Schedule F?

The plan centers on reviving an executive order, Schedule F, that Trump introduced in the final day of his presidency and which President Biden later canceled.

Schedule F would strip as many as 50,000 civil servants in the federal bureaucracy of employment protections, making it easier for Trump to fire and replace them.

But sources close to Trump told Axios that only a few “bad apples” would need to get sacked to send a message.

The ambitious plan would seek to remake agencies like the FBI and the Department of Justice, which have aggressively targeted conservatives in recent years, as well as the newly “woke” Pentagon and the State Department. Purging these institutions of partisan liberals is just one part of the equation.

A network of Trump-aligned groups, many of them headed by former Trump advisers who remain on close terms with the former president, are actively recruiting candidates to fill thousands of posts in a second Trump administration.

Drain the Swamp?

Those leading this effort include Russ Vought, Trump’s former budget director, immigration hawk and America First Legal founder Stephen Miller, former Trump DOJ official Jeffrey Clark, and Kash Patel, who played a role in uncovering the FISA-gate scandal.

“We are consciously bringing on the toughest and most courageous fighters with the know-how and credibility to crush the deep state,” Vought told Axios.

Of course, many of those who subverted the Trump presidency, like General Mark Milley, for example, were people who Trump appointed himself. Many supporters of Trump have complained that he made bad personnel choices.

But it appears that Trump has learned a lesson about how “the Swamp” works after getting caught flat-footed during his (first?) term and is taking steps to ensure he can hit the ground running next time.

Of course, Trump hasn’t officially declared any plan to run in 2024, but many expect him to do so. That includes Democratic adversaries who have continued to obsess over the former president and his alleged role in the January 6th Capitol “insurrection.”

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