Trump rules out starting a new party: ‘Fake news’ | TheHill – The Hill
Former President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out ‘danger of lies, hate and conspiracies’ in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is ‘something you do’ Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE ruled out the possibility of forming a new political party during his address to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Sunday.
In his speech, the former president lambasted the media for reports that he was in discussions with advisers about possibly forming a new political party. According to The Wall Street Journal in January, Trump floated calling such a party the “Patriot Party.”
“You know, they kept saying, ‘he’s going to start a brand new party,'” Trump said, before adding: “That was fake news. Fake News.”
“We have the Republican Party. It’s going to unite and be stronger than ever before. I am not starting a new party,” he continued.
The former president indicated that forming a new party would divide the GOP electorate as the party seeks to reclaim majorities in the House and Senate.
“Wouldn’t that be brilliant? Let’s start a new party and let’s divide our vote, so that you can never win. No, we’re not interested in that,” Trump said.
The former president’s speech is his first major public address since his departure from the White House, and comes amid continued unsubstantiated claims that he was the legitimate victor of