Trump vows he’ll be back. Will he create new Patriot Party?
Trump vows he’ll be back. Will he create new Patriot Party? Byfor Just the News
TDC Note – This where I completely disagree with Dan Bongino and agree 100% with starting a third party – America First, MAGA or Patriot Party. We must separate from the old. /END
Nearly 75 million Americans voted for Trump in 2020, so his power remains formidable.
Former President Trump, who departed Washington, D.C., on Wednesday after skipping the inauguration of his successor, has reportedly talked with allies about forming a new political party in an effort to continue his political career.
According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, Trump discussed the matter with several aides and said he would want to call the new party the “Patriot Party,” reported the Journal, citing unnamed sources.
Trump battled Republicans in his final days, going so far as to call House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) a “p****” for not keeping the GOP caucus together when lawmakers voted on impeachment: Ten Republicans joined Democrats in voting to impeach. Trump has also blasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.), who on Tuesday said Trump “and other powerful people” provoked supporters before the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol, alleging they were fed “lies.”
“It’s unclear how serious Mr. Trump is about starting a new party, which would require a significant investment of time and resources,” reported the Journal. “The president has a large base of supporters, some of whom were not deeply involved in Republican politics prior to Mr. Trump’s 2016 campaign.”
Third parties in the U.S. have rarely drawn much support, but before creating the Reform Party in 1996, Texas billionaire Ross Perot ran for president as an independent in 1992 and received 18.9% of the popular vote — 19,743,821 votes — but no Electoral College votes. Perot’s support was enough to tip the election to Bill Clinton, who won 43% of the vote to George H.W. Bush’s 37.5%.