Last updated on January 21, 2021
Finding that Republicans are insufficiently subservient, Trump is discussing a new “Patriot Party” for his followers to show just how groveling they can be.
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.
Mr. Trump has feuded in recent days with several Republican leaders including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.), who on Tuesday said Mr. Trump deserved blame for provoking the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol. Polls show Mr. Trump retains strong support among rank-and-file GOP voters.
Probably nothing will come from this… for now…since 81% of Republican voters tell pollsters they support Trump (55% strongly support). This is enough to keep most GOP officials and the party organizations all in for Trump. It is another opportunity for Trump to threaten Republicans who might consider wandering away. Everything is shifting though, so in three months or three days, who knows?
If one recalls the Tea Party movement, the Patriot Party sounds kinda similar only built around loving Trump rather than hating Obama. Does anybody have a count of Democrats in the Senate who survived in 2010 because they had wacko Tea Party opponents?
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