According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, President Trump is considering starting a new political party called the “Patriot Party,” according to their unnamed sources.
Per the WSJ “It’s unclear how serious Mr. Trump is about starting a new party, which would require a significant investment of time and resources. 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.”
The report adds “third parties have typically failed to draw enough support to play a major role in national elections. Any effort to start a new party would likely face intense opposition from Republican party officials, who would chafe at the thought of Mr. Trump peeling off support from GOP candidates.”
NeverTrumper Bill Kristol tweeted “The president said he would want to call the new party the ‘Patriot Party.’”
“Truly the last refuge of the scoundrel,” he added.
“The president said he would want to call the new party the ‘Patriot Party.’”
Truly the last refuge of the scoundrel. https://t.co/4h70MqwlHg
— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 20, 2021
Trump has talked in recent days about forming a new political party that he'd call the "Patriot Party." Any effort would likely face intense opposition from Republicans, who would chafe at the thought of Trump peeling off support from GOP candidates. https://t.co/5LD3JmsYye
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 20, 2021