Trump calls attempts to link him to Project 2025 ‘pure disinformation’

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Trump calls attempts to link him to Project 2025 ‘pure disinformation’

Former President Trump called attempts to link him to Project 2025 “pure disinformation” Thursday.

“I know nothing about Project 2025. I have not seen it, have no idea who is in charge of it, and, unlike our very well received Republican Platform, had nothing to do with it,” Trump said in a post on Truth Social. 

Project 2025, which comes from conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation, is a 900-page “governing agenda” describing conservative aims in the case that a Republican captures the White House in this year’s upcoming election. Despite Trump trying to create space between himself and Project 2025, contributors to the plan include ex-Trump administration officials Ben Carson and Ken Cuccinelli. Project 2025 is also headed up by former Trump administration official Paul Dans.

“The Radical Left Democrats are having a field day, however, trying to hook me into whatever policies are stated or said,” Trump continued in the post. “It is pure disinformation on their part. By now, after all of these years, everyone knows where I stand on EVERYTHING!  DJT[.]”

Trump said in a similar Truth Social post last week that he didn’t “know anything” about the 900-page strategy, which has also been described as a “presidential transition plan.”

“I have no idea who is behind it,” he said. “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 spokesperson for Project 2025 restated in response to last week’s Trump post that it doesn’t talk for candidates or campaigns on the social platform X.

Democrats have openly expressed concerns about Project 2025, with some House lawmakers in the party launching a campaign against the plan in early June.

“Americans don’t understand just how far down the road to a dystopic, right-wing theocracy we are right now,” Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), a leader of the effort, said. “And that, for me at least, is the priority: making sure people know it, and making sure we’re ready to confront it.”

The Hill has reached out to the Heritage Foundation.