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President Trump has promised in a campaign speech that if elected in 2024, he'll eliminate the U.S. Department of Education as part of his plan to "obliterate" the Deep State.
That's one of the federal bureaucracies that isn't outlined in the Constitution, and which didn't exist for many decades in the United States.
There previously have been efforts to kill the agency and give its responsibilities back to local communities and their school boards, along with state agencies.
Just the News reported Trump spoke in Davenport, Iowa, about education issues.
He said during his first term, from 2016 to 2020, that issue was, in fact, considered.
"We studied it very closely and I was getting ready to do it, pull the trigger," he explained. "The long-term goal, but now it's a short-term goal, of breaking up the federal Department of Education and redistributing its functions to the states."
Just hours earlier, Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis spoke in the state. He has not officially announced his candidacy.
The Gateway Pundit also documented that Trump's plans include a strategy to "totally obliterate" the Deep State.
That would be the bureaucrats and federal officials in Washington who are entrenched in their positions, who are not elected, and who have gained power over the years.
"I will totally obliterate the DEEP STATE," he warned.