President Trump hints at the possibility of starting a new political party as he prepares to leave the White House amid internal struggles within the Republican Party.
Citing from The Hill reported on Tuesday, that Trump has discussed the matter with associates in the last week, suggesting he would call it the “Patriot Party.”
According to the Journal, it’s unclear how serious the outgoing president is about starting a new party. The outlet notes that Trump’s wide base of supporters was not heavily involved in the Republican Party before Trump became the party’s 2016 presidential nominee.
There has been Speculation as to whether Trump will run for the presidency again in 2024. If it happened to be, it could effectively exclude other viable Republican candidates from pursuing the presidency.
Trump’s future after the White House has been brought into question, as his likely to face challenges. His Senate impeachment trial is set to take place after he leaves office and outgoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has not yet decided whether or not he will vote to convict Trump.
The Democratic lawmakers have called for Trump to be barred from running for federal office in the future, meanwhile, on Tuesday Rep. Nikema Williams (D-Ga.) introduced legislation to ban Trump from entering the U.S. Capitol after his presidency ends on Wednesday.