Report: Trump considers starting new ‘Patriots Party’ for those ready to leave GOP

President Donald Trump is reportedly considering forming a new political party once he leaves office.

According to a report published Tuesday by the Wall Street Journal, Trump has discussed potentially creating a third party called the “patriot party.”

Sources familiar with the matter told the WSJ that Trump discussed the creation of the “patriot party” with several aides and “other people close to him.”

President Trump has a significant amount of supporters who identify as “independent” or were not politically active before the 2016 election, that have shown support to the GOP.

Third parties typically do not draw enough support in major elections, and it is unclear if Trump is serious about starting a new party, the report said.

Creating a third party requires considerable amounts of time and resources. Backlash from the Republican party is to be expected if Trump moves forward with his plan.

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