On Monday, senior Trump campaign advisers tried to tamp down a series of reports about possible second-term policy and personnel plans that President Trump would implement if he wins re-election.

The statement from Susie Wiles and Chris LaCivita appeared to be addressing reports from The New York Times and Washington Post about Trump’s plans for a second term.

From The Hill:

“The efforts by various non-profit groups are certainly appreciated and can be enormously helpful,” Wiles and LaCivita said. “However, none of these groups or individuals speak for President Trump or his campaign. We will have an official transition effort to be announced at a later date.”

“Therefore, these reports about personnel and policies that are specific to a second Trump Administration are purely speculative and theoretical,” they added. “Any personnel lists, policy agendas, or government plans published anywhere are merely suggestions.”

The Times has in recent weeks laid out Trump’s sweeping plans for cracking down on immigration and the likelihood that he will install attorneys who won’t hold up his proposals. The Post, meanwhile, has reported how Trump and his allies could use the government to go after his enemies.

The stories have cited various outside conservative groups and former Trump White House officials, including Stephen Miller, Russ Vought and officials affiliated with “Project 2025,” an effort affiliated with The Heritage Foundation designed to identify potential staffers for the next GOP administration.

Wiles and LaCivita on Monday said the increasing number of stories about potential plans for Trump’s second term are “neither appropriate nor constructive.”

“President Trump and his campaign are singularly focused on beating Joe Biden and achieving victory next November,” they said. “While we understand fully the value of planning a transition back to the Oval Office, these press reports are largely unfounded and an unnecessary distraction from the work we are doing to defeat the most corrupt and incompetent president in what is the most consequential election in the history of our country.”

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