2024 ELECTION: “A central part of Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid is a promise to dismantle the ‘deep state.’

‘Either the deep state destroys America or we destroy the deep state,’ the former president declared in March at his first rally.

He has also vowed ‘retribution’ for his political enemies, saying that if he gets back into the White House ‘their reign is over.’

Last month, Trump released a list of proposals to take down what many conservatives believe is a secret cabal of government workers who wield enormous power and work against Republicans.”

-Allan Smith, “Trump zeroes in on a key target of his ‘retribution’ agenda: Government workers,” nbcnews.com, April 26, 2023