According to a shocking new report from the Wall Street Journal President Trump has been discussing the possibility of forming a new political party after he leaves office that would compete directly with the GOP.
Trump reportedly wants to call the new political venture “The Patriot Party.”
President Trump has talked in recent days with associates about forming a new political party, according to people familiar with the matter, an effort to exert continued influence after he leaves the White House.
Mr. Trump discussed the matter with several aides and other people close to him last week, the people said. The president said he would want to call the new party the “Patriot Party,” the people said.
Mr. Trump has feuded in recent days with several Republican leaders including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), who on Tuesday said Mr. Trump deserved blame for provoking the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Polls show Mr. Trump retains strong support among rank-and-file GOP voters.
The White House declined to comment.
Starting a new political party is quite difficult in the American system, which is designed for only two parties. However if a highly popular former President like Trump did decide to create a new party from scratch he could very well succeed in making it a viable political player that could potentially compete directly with both the Republican and Democrat parties.
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