Trump considers starting new 'Patriot Party'
U.S. President Donald Trump has discussed the possibility of setting up a new political party after his term ends on Wednesday, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal.
Last week, the outgoing president talked to a number of close aides and allies about forming a new party, which he would like to call the "Patriot Party" in line with his "America First" rhetoric.
This comes after several political figures from the Republican Party criticized Trump’s role in instigating the deadly riots at the US Capitol on January 6, which left at least five dead - including one police officer.
In a farewell video message released by the White House, Trump told his steadfast supporters, "the movement we started is only just beginning. There’s never been anything like it."
"I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart and optimistic spirit, and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our children, the best is yet to come," Trump said.