Donald Trump considering forming new political party called the Patriot Party
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Donald Trump considering forming new political party called the Patriot Party

DONALD TRUMP is reportedly interested in starting a new political party called the Patriot Party.

He's discussed the idea with a number of his aides over the past few weeks, according to the Wall Street Journal, in a clear indication that he has little intention of settling back into life as a private citizen.

On Wednesday morning, he vowed "we will be back - in some form" as he left the Washington D.C. for the last time.

In a farewell video message released by the White House on Tuesday, Mr Trump told his 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," he added.

Now that his presidency is at an end, Trump's future as a member of the Republican Party is anything but clear.

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Following months of claiming the presidential election was stolen from him, and particularly in light of the Capitol riots earlier this month, Trump has lost a lot of friends in the Republican Party.

He's suggested on a number of occasions since his election defeat that he'll attempt to run for office again in 2024, which could present a serious problem for Republicans keen to see him out of the running.

If the party decides to drop him as leader, one would imagine Trump would still have plenty of support - both from fellow members and from the public - to splinter off and successfully form a new political party.

Though this might only serve to improve the chances of re-election for Joe Biden in four years time, as in all likelihood, Trump's new party would be taking votes away from the Republicans, not the Democrats.