The Wall Street Journal reports:
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.
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— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) January 20, 2021
The first Patriot Party in the 60s was … Antifa. I cannot stop laughing pic.twitter.com/stB8cGgd68
— Drew Morgan (@drewmorgcomedy) January 20, 2021
The press secretary of Trump’s new “Patriot Party” pic.twitter.com/RKzC4ofppU
— . (@lovely2297) January 20, 2021
DO YOU WANT TO BE THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PATRIOT PARTY?! pic.twitter.com/PIZqh6bOkv
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) January 20, 2021
trump starting a party called the “Patriot Party,” filled with people who stormed the Capitol and killed cops is very on brand for the twice-impeached, draft-dodging Putin Puppet.
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) January 20, 2021
BREAKING: Donald Trump has spoken to advisors about starting a new political party called “The Patriot Party”.
if he does, that would siphon support for GOP candidates, ensuring that they lose almost every close election.
If he starts a party, I’ll be throwing one.
— Steve Hofstetter (@SteveHofstetter) January 20, 2021