Joe Biden statement doubts Donald Trump disavowal of Project 2025

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The President continues his attack on conservative proposals that his opponent says he doesn't endorse.

The President’s re-election campaign continues to hammer former President Donald Trump about a conservative policy plan the Republican has distanced himself from.

“We can always rely on Donald Trump for one thing: to lie to the American people in pursuit of power. We saw that on the debate stage when he set a record. He lied about the economy, about his role in the January 6 insurrection, and about disrespecting our heroic servicemembers,” claimed a written statement from Joe Biden.

The statement went on to accuse Trump of “lying” to “hide his connections to his allies’ extreme Project 2025 agenda.”

“The only problem? It was written for him, by those closest to him. Project 2025 should scare every single American. It would give Trump limitless power over our daily lives and let him use the presidency to enact ‘revenge’ on his enemies, ban abortion nationwide and punish women who have an abortion, and gut the checks and balances that make America the greatest democracy in the world. It’s extreme and dangerous,” Biden continued.

“Trump’s conservative Supreme Court has already given him a blank check to do virtually whatever he wants with no regard for the rule of law. If he wins, there is no question Trump will use it to pass his Project 2025 agenda. Together, we must defeat him.”

Project 2025, a conservative wishlist and purported “presidential transition project,” includes proposals to bring the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation under the purview of the President, to make it easier to fire federal workers, to eliminate the Department of Homeland Security, to cut climate change funding and public health funding, and other rollbacks of expansions of the scope of federal government over decades.

Trump has said this isn’t his plan.

“I know nothing about Project 2025,” Trump posted to Truth Social. “I have no idea who is behind it. I disagree with some of the things they’re saying and some of the things they’re saying are absolutely ridiculous and abysmal. Anything they do, I wish them luck, but I have nothing to do with them.”

A senior Trump advisor tells this reporter that the President speaks for himself about second-term agenda issues, or the campaign speaks, but that outside groups do not determine Trump’s path should he be elected again in November.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes for the New York Post and National Review also, with previous work in the American Conservative and Washington Times and a 15+ year run as a columnist in Folio Weekly. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


46 comments

  • My Take

    July 6, 2024 at 4:16 pm

    Trump is lying in his teeth, just like he ALWAYS does.
    “I’ve never heard of ”
    “I never raped “

    • My Take

      July 6, 2024 at 4:19 pm

      “I’ve never heard of [blah blah blah] ”
      “I never raped [insert names]“

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  • MH/Duuuval

    July 6, 2024 at 4:34 pm

    Biggest question is how does DJT plan to arrest, detain, and deport 11 million undocumented workers who do so much of the physical labor?

  • MH/Duuuval

    July 6, 2024 at 4:36 pm

    What’s Trump’s plan to end inflation?

    Perhaps he will spray some of his patented InflationBeGone?

    No way he’ll hammer the gougers and profiteers who are driving up the markets.

  • otoh

    July 6, 2024 at 4:45 pm

    26 of the total 36 “Project 2025” authors worked in the Trump administration.
    (List at website)

    —Andra Watkins
    “How Project 2025 Will Ruin YOUR Life”

    • Frankie M.

      July 6, 2024 at 9:35 pm

      At least he’ll keep the Democrats from killing babies after their born like they do with females in Chiner.

      • otoh

        July 7, 2024 at 9:30 am

        Infanticide is illegal in the United States. No doctor is killing babies here. The next time someone tells you something this horrific ask for names, locations, proof—-just like you would for anything so ridiculous.

  • Elvis Pitts "THE BIG VOICE ON THE RIGHT" American

    July 6, 2024 at 4:48 pm

    Enjoy your last few months of trying to defend the indefensable 0Bama/Lets Go Brandon Administration, Dook 4 Brains Leftys.
    You, one and all, will suffer great mental anguish for the next 16 years.
    UNLESS:
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    STAND BY FOR MY SAGE ADVICE:
    My Dooks, I Elvis Pitts American, was once like you, yes its true. I like you voted for Jimmy Carter back in the day.
    Dont make my shamefull error and this election do the Cross-Over by voting Trump.
    You wont have to register Republican prior to the upcoming Presidental election, no not at all. You should (and can) vote Trump while keeping your Dook-A-Crat registration.
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    This is just between ME, Elvis Pitts American, and you …. ssshhhhj ….. no need to squeeze out the Sage Truth to anyone.
    So do the right thing my Dooks and vote Trump this time.
    Thanks to all my Besty Leftys for saveing our Republic. I know you will Do the Right thing when you go to vote.
    Elvis Pitts American

  • My Take

    July 6, 2024 at 4:49 pm

    A manual for dismantling American-style democracy. and freedom.

  • Impeach Biden

    July 6, 2024 at 4:52 pm

    Boy the spinners and gaslighters are out in full force on this one. Gotta get the heat off the President who has full blown dementia. Not to worry. these goofballs and CNN, MSNBC, New York Times, etc to the rescue. Joe is fine. Joe is fine. Let’s get that bad guy Trump.

    • Impeached Trump

      July 6, 2024 at 6:32 pm

      Will the Trump tattoo fit nicely on your backside next to your wrinkling Nixon tattoo?

      • Impeach Biden

        July 6, 2024 at 6:50 pm

        I don’t do tattoos, but nice try lib🤣

  • MH/Duuuval

    July 6, 2024 at 5:23 pm

    Democrats are known for their infighting. It is a serious question as to whether Biden is up to the job. He’s in a position to make that call and perhaps elevate Harris before or after the convention. Or, perhaps not.

    It’s now up to Trump to pick his VP since Trump is unable to pass a legitimate mental acuity exam and, like Reagan, may well become unhinged if re-elected.

    Trump’s court appointments have subverted a woman’s personal rights to control her own body, period. That’s potentially half of the electorate that has a very personal stake in who is elected.

    • Hologram Joe

      July 6, 2024 at 5:45 pm

      You are so full of crap. Put them both in for a mental acuity check and I would bet the house that Trump would come out better. You acting as if Biden is mentally sharper than Trump is the most ridiculous thing I have ever read on this board and boy there has been a lot of ridiculousness here.

      • Impeached Traitor

        July 6, 2024 at 6:36 pm

        Trump’s lies are not an indicator for mental acuity!

        • MH/Duuuval

          July 7, 2024 at 10:24 am

          Bingo!

    • My Take

      July 6, 2024 at 5:49 pm

      Democrats are known for their infighting.
      ====
      “I belong to no organized political party: I’m a Democrat.”
      — Will Rogers

    • Hologram Joe

      July 6, 2024 at 5:52 pm

      So if Biden is so sharp and on top of things how come his handlers gave a few questions to the radio personalities that interviewed him in Wisconsin? How come his press conferences come with a list of prearranged reporters and questions? How come he needs cue cards, cheat sheets, teleprompters and such? Why does he walk away from the podium when a non canned question comes his way. Why can’t he no longer enter AF-1 at the forward entry door and now enters on the lower level?

      • Gut ya tattoo queen

        July 6, 2024 at 6:39 pm

        The White House always provides topic talking points to interviewers…… but does not insist the interviewer stick to those specific topics.

        • Impeach Biden

          July 6, 2024 at 6:49 pm

          More spin. Hilarious. Tell me this, since Joe has decided he will now clock out at 8pm, who is in charge?

        • Impeached Mayorkas

          July 6, 2024 at 6:54 pm

          Tell me a President besides Joe that has had canned press conferences, prearranged questions and reporters. Cheat sheets with pictures and names of who to ask. I mean you can’t make this stuff up, yet you and the media are fine with it yet got exposed on Thursday night. What do we believe now from the lying state run media?

  • Michael K. Cantwell

    July 6, 2024 at 7:25 pm

    ““I know nothing about Hitler.” According to his first wife, he kept a
    book with copies of Hitler speeches by his bedside.

    Nazis and proto-fascists. Bad company

    • Mayorkas Impeached

      July 6, 2024 at 7:29 pm

      Going back to the 40’s with this fascism talk. Tell us the last country that was ruled by a fascist government. Ask Joy Reid. Ask Rachel Madcow. Ask Scarborough. Put down the zombie juice.

      • MH/Duuuval

        July 7, 2024 at 11:50 am

        In the narrowest sense, a fascist today to look at is Viktor Orban of Hungary. The right-wingers here in the US love him and have been providing him various modes of support. In the broadest sense, however, Trump is of the traditional authoritarian ilk, like Putin and Xi, who imagine themselves the Boss of the Bosses.

  • My Take

    July 6, 2024 at 9:33 pm

    I predict Trump’s Fascism manual will be heavily in the news right up to the election.

    • Hologram Joe

      July 6, 2024 at 9:37 pm

      You are either just dumb or a college professor that can’t function in the real world.

  • My Take

    July 6, 2024 at 9:45 pm

    Mussolini ….. Fascism
    Hitler ………….National Socialism
    Franco ………..Falange
    Salazar ………. ” ?
    Trump ………. MAGA

  • My Take

    July 6, 2024 at 9:49 pm

    Would the Trumpfluffers feel better if we used Biden’s “quasi-fascist”?

    • Impeach Biden

      July 6, 2024 at 10:16 pm

      I’ll go with just plain ol dumb.

  • My Take

    July 6, 2024 at 10:59 pm

    TRUMP’s planned FASCISM
    Quasi- ?
    Crypto- ?
    Klepto- ?
    Kako- ?
    Meso- ?
    Hypo- ?
    Other?

  • My Take

    July 7, 2024 at 12:34 am

    Trump up to his chin in the fascist muck of his Project 2025, but lies about it.
    Of course, he lies about it.
    That is his MO.
    He lies about nearly everything.

  • My Take

    July 7, 2024 at 1:49 am

    Western Fascism has had Brownshirts, Blackshirts, and Silvershirts.
    Dare Trumpy try Goldshirts?

    • My Take

      July 7, 2024 at 3:01 pm

      Gold shirts
      Red armbands
      Gold “T”

  • Michael K

    July 7, 2024 at 2:40 am

    Just ask the groups of people here in Florida who are under attack by DeSantus for a sense of how fascism takes root,

    Teachers, Professors, LGBTQ people, artists, Black people, women and their right to bodily autonomy, artists, immigrants, former felons who served their time. The right to protest has been stifled, Sunshine laws blatantly ignored, books being banned, revisionist history of slavery, attacks on public education at all levels, efforts to punish and stifle the free press,

    All of this and more. And because our governor thinks we are all stupid, he calls it “freedom.” Straight out of Goebbels.

    • My Take

      July 7, 2024 at 3:32 am

      Excellent overview!

    • Hologram Joe

      July 7, 2024 at 6:07 am

      More spin and gaslighting by another Demo zombie. So now DeSantis is a fascist? You are the stupid one.

      • Michael K

        July 7, 2024 at 7:59 am

        No matter which screen personality you use the all sound the same.

        I said this is how fascism takes root. Project 2025 calls for giving Trump far greater control of the US military. This is the guy who wanted to use military force against US citizens. I suppose you’d call that more “freedom’?

        • Orange Joe

          July 7, 2024 at 8:04 am

          Did you serve in the military? Who controls the military? Do you think the President would be given total control of it. Tell me who was the last fascist leader in the world. You and a few others here like to toss that term around but clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

          • Michael K

            July 7, 2024 at 9:09 am

            whatabout whatabout whatabout. Always whatabout.

  • Ocean Joe

    July 7, 2024 at 9:10 am

    An observation for Ed aka Impeach Biden aka Hologram Joe aka Orange Joe, etc.
    “There are many fine people on both sides.” But neither Trump nor Biden are fine enough to serve as president. As pitiful as the ongoing discussion of Biden’s health is, at least the Democratic party is making serious waves about pushing him out or replacing him.
    The Republican party ceased to exist and dares not challenge Donald. Those that do end up like Liz Cheney, Adam Kinzinger, and quite a few others. You push back against fascism as a label for Trump but nothing fits him quite as well.

    • Impeach Biden

      July 7, 2024 at 9:14 am

      So Michael K has not served I. The military.
      Michael K doesn’t understand the military leadership and how the military is controlled.
      So when one is caught spewing BS they say What about. What about

    • Tom

      July 7, 2024 at 10:48 am

      Like the old saying goes, Democrats fall in love and Republicans fall in line which is pretty much what we’re seeing now. I hope we have a mini primary after he drops out. I doubt trump could be competitive against pretty much anyone other than Biden which is pretty sad on so many levels.

  • MH/Duuuval

    July 7, 2024 at 12:53 pm

    The Constitution clearly makes the President the commander-in-chief. During Trump’s term, the institutional inertia of the military — similar to most bureaucracies — kept Trump from doing anything too stupid. Should Trump be reelected, he will likely make sure more of the top brass is beholden to him.

  • My Take

    July 7, 2024 at 2:34 pm

    I suspect Trump misequates MAGA’s blind (ignorant) acceptance of his fascist plans with a nation’s as well.

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    July 7, 2024 at 2:58 pm

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