Trump has reportedly fiddled with idea to start new political party

Just because Donald Trump has been kicked out of the White House doesn't mean he's going away. In fact, in the past week he's reportedly been talking about staying in politics—by starting a new political party. And he already has a name for it: the Patriot Party.

According to The Wall Street Journal:

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…

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.

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.

Sounds like just another way to dupe his base into forking over their hard-earned dollars.

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