This week, Donald Trump released a campaign video highlighting his focus on eliminating government regulations that he considers wasteful and detrimental to job creation. However, the video also featured a promise to subject federal workers to a civil service test as a condition of their employment. Trump added that he’d terminate those who fail the test.
Trump said, “I will require every federal employee to pass a new civil service test demonstrating an understanding of our constitutional limited government.”
During his statement, Trump mentioned the FBI’s unprecedented raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence in South Florida. He emphasized the importance of having a comprehensive understanding of the Fourth Amendment’s protections.
He said, “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?
Mar-a-Lago raid was done through special access request to DOJ from Biden White House. https://t.co/thWxjZyhri
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) April 10, 2023
He added that the test would also cover “all other constitutional limits on federal power.”
“We will put unelected bureaucrats back in their place, liberate the US economy and attract millions of jobs and trillions of dollars to our shores,” said Trump.
Trump’s recent proposal to require civil service tests for federal workers and terminate those who fail is not the first time he has spoken about dismissing government employees. In March of 2022, he advocated for a law that would enable a sitting president to remove any executive branch staff.
He said, “We will pass critical reforms making every executive branch employee fireable by the president of the United States. The deep state must and will be brought to heel. It’s already happening.”
According to recent polls, former President Donald Trump is gaining popularity among potential GOP candidates for the 2024 presidential nomination. He is also raising substantial funds in the aftermath of Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg’s indictment, which many view as politically motivated.
According to the Real Clear Politics polling average, Biden currently has a 42.1% favorability rating and a 52.4% unfavorability rating, indicating that Republicans could defeat him in the 2024 election.
Trump, who has a 38.4% favorability rating and a 55.8% unfavorability rating, still has improvement to make if he’s nominated as the GOP candidate.