Trump fundraises off of civil service purge – By Lachlan Markay (Axios) / Aug 4, 2022
Former President Trump’s political operation is fundraising off of his plan to radically remake the federal workforce.
Why it matters: Fundraising appeals invoking the plan on Thursday indicate the Trump team sees it as a potent messaging device for its grassroots supporters.
Other potential 2024 Republican presidential hopefuls are already signaling they’re on board with the plan or similar efforts.
Driving the news: Trump’s fundraising emails on Thursday pegged his nascent plans to gut employment protections for tens of thousands of federal employees to his longtime “Drain the Swamp” slogan.