Axios report says Donald Trump might shift federal employees to a new employment status. The move would make it easier for them to be fired and replaced with loyalists. Trump was expected to respond to the report in a speech to the conservative group Turning Point USA this weekend. The only policy Trump will try to implement is the one that strikes his fancy at a given moment, writes Aaron Miller. Miller: At the end of the day, the only policies Trump will tout are the ones he feels like touting that day, not the ones that he wants to talk about the 2020 election that he lost was "stolen" Miller: If that's Schedule F on some random day in May 2025, so be it.
Former President Barack Obama will speak at a conference hosted by the America First Policy Institute. The group is the formal vehicle for converting contributions into policy proposals. It's not universally beloved in the MAGAverse, despite bearing Trump’s stamp of approval. Should he run in 2024, the policy platform will be what it was in 2016 and 2020: He will do things people like. And, as in 2017 to 2020, we’ll have to see what that means on a given day on what Trump wants from politics is simple. Policy is a tool for this, but since his views on who deserves punishment or support fluctuate, there's not much point in writing things down.