Trump looks to form new 'Patriot Party': report

(WWJ) What does Donald Trump plan to do after leaving office today?

The Wall Street Journal says Trump, who departed the White House for the last time Wednesday morning, is considering forming his own political party — and he's already chose a name: "The Patriot Party."

The Journal reports the potential for the new party comes as Trump feels Republicans abandoned him after the assault by his supporters on the U.S. Capitol, and that Trump is particularly angry at the 10 GOP members of the House to cross party lines and vote in favor of impeachment.

Either way, Trump promised in his final speech as president at Joint Base Andrews: "We will be back in some form."

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Dearborn, was asked what she thinks of Trump's parting words.

"I think it's America, and we have free speech, and he can do what he wants," Dingell said, speaking live on WWJ Newsradio 950. "We've had third parties with well-known figures before that have not been successful."

However, she hinted there's reason to believe a new Trump party has a shot at success.

Dingell said: "I keep saying this to my fellow Democrats: Joe Biden won this election with the largest vote in American history... but Donald Trump got 70 million votes."

Meanwhile, the American public is already mulling the idea of a Patriot Party, as feedback rolls in on social media.

Kari Moritz @karidoll28 tweeted simply: "I shall be a proud member of The Patriot Party!"

Andrew Pollack @AndrewPollackFL commented: "Whatever party Trump is - I am."

Joshua Potash @JoshuaPotash weighed in: "Trump starting a Patriot party and fully destroying the GOP would be exactly what they deserve for backing him."

Truth n Consequences @ConsequencesN wrote: "Joining the Patriot party. No more GOP."