The Heritage Foundation's Project 2025 wants to reshape America under Trump

The project outlines a series of moves to transform the executive branch of the government

Photo collage of the Capitol building, the roof open to reveal a massive mouth. It is Donald Trump's signature pout. Above, there is text saying "Project 2025 presents", all in the style of Saul Bass' "Advise & Consent" poster.
Project 2025 is being put together by a coalition of conservative think tanks
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While the 2024 presidential election is still nine months away, there appears to be a not-slim chance that former President Donald Trump could make his return to the White House. Most polls show him in the lead against President Joe Biden, though this could change in the months to come. The former president has previously committed to being a "dictator on day one" if he were to gain power again. While there have been arguments over whether Trump's words are hyperbole or literal, there is at least one group apparently scheming to assist with these dictatorial tendencies — through a plan called Project 2025.

While the plan has not gained significant amounts of traction in the national news media, Project 2025 is the brainchild of a conservative think tank called the Heritage Foundation. The foundation is collaborating with at least 80 other conservative groups to spearhead an effort to "rescue the country from the grip of the radical left," with a "governing agenda and the right people in place, ready to carry this agenda out on day one of the next conservative administration," according to the Project 2025 website

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