In a campaign video, former President Donald Trump vowed to fire federal workers who fail a proposed civil service test if elected in 2024.
Trump says if elected he will force federal workers to pass a political test and fire them if they failhttps://t.co/rfE2peC9np
— The Independent (@Independent) April 17, 2023
“I will require every federal employee to pass a new civil service test, demonstrating an understanding of our constitutional limited government,” Trump said.
Trump referenced the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) raid on his Mar-a-Lago home, saying federal workers would need an understanding of the Fourth Amendment to be employed.
“This will include command of due process rights, equal protection, free speech, religious liberty, federalism, and Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure — I know all about that at Mar-a-Lago, don’t I? — and all other constitutional limits on federal power,” he added.
“We will put unelected bureaucrats back in their place, liberate the U.S. economy and attract millions of jobs and trillions of dollars to our shores,” he continued.
Trump has repeatedly criticized the “Deep State,” politicians, and governmental agencies involved in secretly manipulating governmental policies.
“We will pass critical reforms making every executive branch employee fireable by the president of the United States,” he said. “The deep state must and will be brought to heel. It’s already happening.”
In March 2022, Trump said he wanted new laws passed allowing presidents to fire any U.S. government employee working for the executive branch.
Trump attacked top government officials during his presidency, such as former FBI Director James Comey and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Despite the investigations and lawsuits, Trump’s campaign received over $34 million since the start of 2023.