Donald Trump 'planning to start a new political party'

Kamilia Palu
·News Editor
·2-min read

As Donald Trump prepares to leave the White House there is new speculation about what lies ahead for the outgoing President, with reports he is planning on forming a new political party.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Trump has been in talks with aides and associates about creating a new party that will be called the ‘Patriot Party’.

The new party could further divide the Republican Party that has become increasingly fractured since rioters stormed the Capitol building earlier this month.

On Tuesday (local time), the top Republican in Congress blamed Trump for the violent mob, claiming the group “was fed lies”.

FILE: U.S. President Donald Trump waves while walking near the White House during the 58th presidential inauguration parade in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. President Donald Trump says he wont attend President-elect Joe Bidens inauguration next week after Trump supporters mounted a violent assault on the U.S. the capitol. Trumps decision to skip the ceremony is a notable break from recent precedent as we look back on Trumps own inauguration 4 years ago on the 20th Jan, 2017. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Donald Trump is reportedly in talks of forming his own political party, which he would call the 'Patriot Party'. Source: Getty/File

“They were provoked by the president and other powerful people," Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, said on the floor of the chamber.

McConnell’s remarks were his most severe and public rebuke of the outgoing president.

In his final address to the nation, Trump said his ‘movement’ was just getting started.

“Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning,” he said.

“There's never been anything like it. The belief that a nation must serve its citizens will not dwindle but instead only grow stronger by the day."

Despite losing the election by a considerable margin, he received a record number of popular votes for a defeated presidential candidate, only reasserting the US’s deep-rooted divisions.

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