Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is proposing the development of “freedom cities” in the hopes of spurring manufacturing and economic prosperity. The idea is similar to free economic zones, in which regulations are significantly curtailed.
Trump announced his plan in a campaign video posted to Rumble over the weekend.
The former President outlined his plan to help liberate the American economy, particularly the manufacturing sector, from Joe Biden’s “wasteful and job-killing regulatory onslaught.”
Amongst those plans, Trump revealed that he “will create an ultra-streamlined federal regulatory framework specifically for new Freedom Cities.”
These cities, he contends, will be “true frontiers for the return of U.S. manufacturing, the invention of new industries, the rebirth of economic opportunity, and safe and affordable living.”
Trump Seeks to Develop ‘Freedom Cities’
This isn’t the first time Donald Trump has proposed the concept of regulation-free ‘Freedom Cities’ as a means to boost the struggling economy.
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Last month he shared his plan with Politico, announcing that these cities would be “built from the ground up on federal land” and be designed to “inspire forward-looking visions of America’s future.”
Aside from creating a future free of onerous government regulations, these “Freedom Cities” will look toward, well … the future itself.
The outlet notes that Trump’s campaign team envisions these cities as a development hub for “vertical-takeoff-and-landing vehicles.”
Yes, flying cars.
The homies driving to the new Trump Freedom Cities pic.twitter.com/twNtsoImU3
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) April 15, 2023
In addition, the “Freedom Cities” will theoretically become “hives of industry” sparked by cutting off imports from China and will encourage “baby bonuses” to address underpopulation concerns.
3⃣ President Trump will create an ultra-streamlined federal regulatory framework specifically for new Freedom Cities, which will lead to invention of new industries and provide Americans with safe and affordable living.
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) April 14, 2023
Bring Back His De-Regulation Plan
Aside from a plan to develop futuristic “Freedom Cities,” the GOP frontrunner for the presidential nomination in 2024 is also looking to his past to move America forward.
In his video announcement, Trump insisted he would bring back his executive order requiring that for every new regulation put on the books, two old regulations must be eliminated.
The proposal harkens back to one of his most successful economic policies, a de-regulation platform that had him surpassing even President Ronald Reagan when it came to getting the federal government out of the way of successful entrepreneurs.
Less than a year in, the Trump Administration has already saved $560 million by cutting bad regulations. https://t.co/lsYhDIINwp
— Blake Farenthold (@farenthold) October 3, 2017
Trump expanded on his vision to create an economic boon in America by bringing regulatory industries back under the purview of the President, implementing a regulatory budget to place a hard cap on the costs of government regulation, and forcing regulations to be posted publicly or “be made null and void.”
“The administrative state understands right now and the deep state understands right now they must defeat Trump. For Trump to come back to the White House in 2025 means their destruction.”
Yes it does! pic.twitter.com/UXQc63Gqsf
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) April 12, 2023
His announcement also takes on the so-called ‘deep state,’ demanding all new federal employees pass a Civil Service test “demonstrating an understanding of our Constitutional limited government.”
“This will include command of due process rights, equal protection, Free Speech, religious liberty, federalism, the Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure … and all the other constitutional limits on federal power,” he said.
Trump referenced the FBI raid on his home in Mar-a-Lago to retrieve classified documents in the announcement.
President Trump’s Plan To Shatter The Deep-State.
One might argue that Trump will have to turn this country over to the military in order to start military tribunals if he wants to keep these promises. 🤷 pic.twitter.com/hNVOGynO4O
— Rome (@Rome_Colt45) March 24, 2023
A campaign video from last month has Trump declaring he plans to “shatter the deep state” and ‘drain the swamp’ in Washington, D.C., something he truly should have done during his first term in the White House.
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