What is Project 2025? The conservative road map is raising a lot of eyebrows, on both sides of the aisle.

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    Project 2025 is a road map for the next Republican president.The Heritage Foundation, a prominent conservative think tank, authored the plan.It calls for eliminating the Education Department, among some other surprising things.

    Well before the disastrous presidential debate during which President Joe Biden may have handed the keys to the White House back to former President Donald Trump, conservative thinkers were assembling a game plan.

    In January 2023, The Heritage Foundation began promoting Project 2025, a 922-page “playbook” assembled with input from dozens of other conservative organizations to guide the next Republican administration.

    “The time is short, and conservatives need a plan,” reads the website for the right-wing presidential transition plan. “The project will create a playbook of actions to be taken in the first 180 days of the new Administration to bring quick relief to Americans suffering from the Left’s devastating policies.”

    Some of Project 2025’s priorities include:

    Slashing employment in the federal government and muzzling “woke propaganda at every level of government”Eliminating the Department of Education and its “woke-dominated system of public schools”Prohibiting the FBI from fighting misinformation and disinformationEnding the “war on fossil fuels” and allowing further development on Native American landsEnding active FBI investigations that are “contrary to the national interest”

    The plan is so extreme that even Trump has distanced himself from it, writing on Truth Social this week that he knows “nothing about Project 2025.”

    “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,” Trump wrote.

    A spokesperson from Project 2025 told Business Insider that the playbook “does not speak for any candidate or campaign.”

    “We are a coalition of more than 110 conservative groups advocating policy and personnel recommendations for the next conservative president. But it is ultimately up to that president, who we believe will be President Trump, to decide which recommendations to implement,” the spokesperson said.

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