Reports say that Donald Trump has no intention of leaving politics. Instead, after departing the White House, sources say that he wants to start his own ‘Patriot Party’ to rival Republicans and Democrats.
Trump’s final weeks have been met with controversy, just like the rest of his presidency.
Members of his own party turned on him in his most recent impeachment, so The Wall Street Journal reported that Trump plans to start fresh with a new political party.
It remains unclear in what ways would he differentiate his Patriot Party from the Republicans, but he’s said to have expressed his interest in the idea to several of his aides and people close to him.
Naturally, a new party would require a substantial investment of time and money.
The White House has declined to comment on the alleged new party, but we all know how attempts at third parties have resulted in the past. They have typically failed to gather enough support to play a significant role in national elections, and Trump’s efforts will probably result in strong opposition from Republican party officials.
The news of the Patriot Party comes after the top Republican in the US Senate, Mitch McConnell, delivered a speech on Tuesday in which he blamed Donald Trump for all the chaos that unfolded at the Capitol earlier this month.