• Richard Easson

Trump Floats the Idea of Forming His Own Party

According to reports, Trump has been in contact with those closest to him since leaving office and floated the idea of breaking from the Republican Party and forming his own. The Wall Street Journal published an article regarding the reports on Tuesday night.

The news source reported that Trump felt abandoned by Republicans, especially after the events that took place at the Capitol in early January. Members of his own party, including Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell, accused Trump of provoking the siege, while ten Republican House members voted to impeach him.

What’s the name of the potential party? Those reportedly familiar with the matter said the president would like to call the party the “Patriot Party.”

"Trump discussed the matter with several aides and other people close to him last week," the WSJ reported. "The president said he would want to call the new party the 'Patriot Party,' the people said."

The Daily Wire published an article saying that pro-Trump Republicans close to the now-former president said the creation of a new party would be a “bad idea” citing that the Republican Party would become split and would make it difficult for anyone to defeat the Democrats in elections.

During his farewell speech at Joint Base Andrews, Trump said, “We will be back in some form.”

Could the new party be Trump’s way of being “back in some form” if he doesn’t seek to run again in 2024?

How many of the 74+ million that voted for Trump, either because they did not want a Biden-Harris administration or because they truly are pro-Trump, would switch to the “Patriot Party?”

Could Patriot Party win elections?

There are many questions to be answered, but it could become a reality. The modern-day Republican Party became what it is today when anti-slavery Whigs wanted to form their own party based on what they believed was right. By the looks of the turnout at Trump rallies in states all across the U.S., the Patriot Party could become a true Trumpian Party.