There could be hope for voters to see more of President Donald Trump yet, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal who stated that they have reason to believe that the president could be looking to form his own party: the Patriot Party.
“Trump discussed the matter with several aides and other people close to him last week, the people said,” The Wall Street Journal reported. “The president said he would want to call the new party the ‘Patriot Party,’ the people said.”
According to the Journal’s report, there is as yet not a firm plan in place, but it seemed to be undisputed that Trump is at least noodling the idea. It would be a serious investment of both time and funds if there were to be a party formed, which could serve as a deterrent to the soon-to-be-former president of the United States.
“Top pro-Trump Republicans close to the Trump administration told The Daily Wire that they thought it was a ‘bad idea’ and that it would split enough support away from the Republican Party that it would ensure Democrats stay in the majority for quite some time into the future,” The Daily Wire reported. “Online, Democrats and leftists in the media cheered the idea for that exact reason.”
This report came on the heels of one of the current top Republicans stabbing the president in the back with his statements. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took a swing at the president during his comments on the floor of the Senate.
“The last time the Senate convened, we had just reclaimed the Capitol from violent criminals who tried to stop Congress from doing our duty,” McConnell said.
“This mob was fed lies. They were provoked by the President and other powerful people. And they tried to use fear and violence to stop a specific proceeding of the first branch of the federal government which they did not like. But we pressed on. We stood together and said an angry mob would not get veto power over the rule of law in our nation. Not even for one night.”
The president is now, facing down an exit from the White House that he doesn’t believe is a legal one, and seems to be contemplating what can be done to serve the American people’s best interest. Up to now, it has been assumed that the two-party system is the best thing for all, but the recent corruption found in the Nov. 3, 2020, presidential election has shaken the faith of many and could end up changing the face of politics as we know it.
During his farewell address to the American people on his final full day in office the president reminded voters of some of his achievements his administration has been able to obtain during his four years in office:
“We must never forget that while Americans will always have our disagreements, we are a nation of incredible, decent, faithful, and peace-loving citizens who all want our country to thrive and flourish and be very, very successful and good. We are a truly magnificent nation,” he said. “All Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol. Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans. It can never be tolerated. Now more than ever, we must unify around our shared values and rise above the partisan rancor, and forge our common destiny.”
Third-party or not, it seems that many of those who have put their trust fully in a system that they believed to have stayed true to the founders’ dream have had their trust in politics shattered. What those people will believe in in the future, remains to be seen, but it’s very unlikely to be establishment politicians.
They have shown their colors too plainly for anyone who is honest with themselves about the reality of politics to believe in their motives, ever again.