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(96,735 posts)
Mon Jul 8, 2024, 09:40 PM Jul 8

Trump Loyalists Turn Project 2025 Into Republican Party Platform

This morning, Donald Trump’s campaign previewed an RNC platform in the style of their candidate’s unhinged, rambling, extreme rants. For once, they delivered, ripping straight from Project 2025 with a few strategic omissions to try and pull the wool over voters’ eyes.

Donald Trump’s policy “platform” reads more like the screed of an unhinged and unwell conspiracy theorist who hates America and is in it for himself. Because, well, it is.

According to the Times’ report, Trump’s top campaign advisers worked to have “policy specifics kept to a bare minimum” to avoid the public learning more about their unpopular agenda, including their plans to ban abortion nationwide with or without Congress.

The glaring omissions from Trump’s so-called “platform” are a reminder of what he’s trying to hide from the American people:
Donald Trump will ban abortion nationwide with or without Congress. He’s said so publicly and privately, as have his allies, who “trust” him to get it done.
Donald Trump will repeal Obamacare, ripping health care away from tens of millions of Americans and throwing young people under 26 off their parents’ insurance, as he tried to do multiple times while in office.
Donald Trump will slash Social Security and Medicare – and proposed doing so every year he was in office.
Donald Trump will raise costs for workers to line the pockets of his billionaire donors, as he has promised to do behind closed doors.
Donald Trump will abandon our NATO allies and encourage Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Last week, The Washington Post reported that Trump’s team barred the press and C-SPAN cameras from RNC platform committee meetings for the first time in years. An RNC spokesperson admitted to the Times that the Trump team “withheld the names of the representatives in order to insulate them” from the scrutiny of the American people.

Unfortunately for Trump and his allies, their platform is already public – a 900-page handbook on extremism known as Project 2025. More and more voters are tuning in to – and horrified by – Donald Trump’s agenda.

A reminder of just how far Donald Trump will go to bring Project 2025 to fruition:
Empower himself to get ‘revenge’ on his enemies and weaponize the DOJ to prosecute them
Conduct the largest deportation operation in American history
Undo all Biden-era environmental progress and replace green energy sources with oil and nuclear energy
Gut the Department of Education
Destroy democracy to ensure elections are only “secure” if he wins
Censor books and American history
Disintegrate the separation between religion and state, forcing students to read the Bible and pray in school

Biden-Harris 2024 Spokesperson James Singer released the following statement:

“Every voter should Google Project 2025 if they want to know Donald Trump's true agenda for America. What was put out today was not a platform, it was a cheap, in all caps admission that Trump and his campaign want to hide from his dangerous Project 2025 agenda to make Trump a dictator on day one, destroy our system of checks and balances, cut Social Security, ban abortion and worse.”

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Trump Loyalists Turn Project 2025 Into Republican Party Platform (Original Post) brooklynite Jul 8 OP
Seems like something voters should kacekwl Jul 8 #1
But what about those millions and millions of evil aliens streaming across the border? LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jul 9 #7
I am convinced the GOP has been the lead on Project 2025 for... S/V Loner Jul 8 #2
I suspect that a few Progressive counties would put those people... chouchou Jul 9 #3
Link? ancianita Jul 9 #4
Frightening DanielMorgan Jul 9 #5
Darn good question. Welcome to DU! Evolve Dammit Jul 9 #6


(7,190 posts)
1. Seems like something voters should
Mon Jul 8, 2024, 09:59 PM
Jul 8

know about. Democratic leaders might want to address this if they are so very worried about losing to the convicted felon and sex offender.

7. But what about those millions and millions of evil aliens streaming across the border?
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 07:42 PM
Jul 9

And what about the fact that when (not if) Biden dies the president will be a colored woman?

For T***p's base, that's all that matters. He gives voice to their fear and anger.

S/V Loner

(9,046 posts)
2. I am convinced the GOP has been the lead on Project 2025 for...
Mon Jul 8, 2024, 10:47 PM
Jul 8

a very long time and they have done their best at leaving no fingerprints on it. The Heritage Foundation, and trump, cannot be isolated from the GOP.


(928 posts)
3. I suspect that a few Progressive counties would put those people...
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 03:19 PM
Jul 9

...in some kind of padded room and each morning, give them some nice drugs and tell them : "Everything is going to be OK"


(1 post)
5. Frightening
Tue Jul 9, 2024, 04:46 PM
Jul 9

What can we do to get the message out to Independents and Undecideds? I am pretty sure that everyone here will vote for Joe Biden. How do we reach swing voters?

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