President Trump has made claims recently alluding that he may form a new political party, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Mr. Trump discussed the matter with several aides.
The president said he would want to call the new party the “Patriot Party.”
Mr. Trump has recently argued with several Republican leaders including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who said Mr. Trump deserved blame for provoking the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol.
It’s unclear how serious Mr. Trump is about starting a new party, which would require a significant investment of time and resources.
From The Wall Street 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 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.
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