President Donald Trump this week responded to a “fake news” story alleging that he was considering leaving the GOP to create a new political party.
Trump’s spokeswoman Liz Harrington relayed Trump’s response to the story:
“It’s a totally made up and fabricated story, it’s Fake News. Jonathan Karl is a third-rate reporter working for ABC Non-News.”President Donald J. Trump
Jonathan Karl’s new book, “Betrayal: The Final Act of the Trump Show,” claims that Trump announced he was leaving the Republican Party and forming his own party on his last day in office. Karl’s new book claims to have an account of an intense exchange between the 45th president and RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.
This is not the first time the news media has circulated stories regarding Trump’s supposed intentions of starting his own political party in an attempt to rival the Republican party. Immediately following his departure from office in January, the media circulated stories about Trump creating a new conservative party. This led Trump to speak out against the false reports:
“We’re not starting new parties,” Trump said. “You know, they kept saying, ‘He’s going to start a brand new party.’ That was fake news. Fake News. Wouldn’t that be brilliant? Let’s start a new party. Let’s divide our vote so that we can never win.”President Trump at CPAC in Orlando, Fla. on Feb. 28, 2021
After months of Trump campaigning on behalf of the RNC and preparing to aid Republicans in the fight to retake the House and Senate in the 2022 midterms, the news media appears to be recycling their arbitrary claims.
In recent months, numerous books have been published in an attempt to tarnish Trump’s legacy and prevent him from launching another Presidential campaign for the 2024 election. Karl’s newest book is simply another attempt by the Democrats and news media to confuse voters regarding Trump’s political movements.
However, Trump’s MAGA movement shows no signs of slowing down despite intense opposition from Democrats and establishment Republicans.
Trump has shown no sign of abandoning the GOP. Instead, he has remained focused on helping Republicans take back the House and Senate in 2022. After the start of the “red wave” in the 2021 elections, Republicans have renewed hope that conservatives can make significant gains in the upcoming year. The MAGA movement’s strong voter turnout could play a significant factor in the 2022 midterms.