After Donald Trump left office, Americans wondered what his next move would be.
There were reports that Donald Trump would break away from the GOP.
And Donald Trump just made this major announcement about starting a new political party.
Donald Trump made his first public appearance since leaving office by delivering the keynote speech of the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Trump spoke after winning the event’s straw poll with 55 percent of the vote and revealed the first steps in his political comeback.
Back in January, the Wall Street Journal reported Trump floated the idea of starting his own “Patriot Party” to compete with the GOP if Senate Republicans went through with their initial plan to vote to convict him on Nancy Pelosi’s article of impeachment following the January 6 riot at the Capitol.
Right off the bat, Trump dismissed this talk.
“I am not starting a new party. That was fake news,” Trump told the crowd.
One poll showed Trump’s new party would attract 46 percent of Republican voters and split the GOP in two.
Trump explained that starting a new party would only lead to Democrat victories and he had no intention of allowing that to happen.
“Wouldn’t that be brilliant?” Trump told the crowd. “Let’s start a new party and divide our vote.”
Trump said there was no need to start a new party because the GOP could unite around his “America First” agenda.
“We have the Republican party,” Trump added. “It’s going to unite and be stronger than ever before.”
There is much evidence this was the case.
97 percent of CPAC attendees stated they wanted to see the GOP continue on with Trump’s “America First” agenda.
And the potential Presidential candidates who addressed the crowd all pledged to continue Trump’s policies on China, immigration, stopping Big Tech censorship, trade, and foreign policy.
For all the talk of an impending “civil war” in the GOP over Trump and Trumpism, it really isn’t much of a contest as broad swaths of the GOP agree on the policy direction of the party and the fact that the voters want Trump to play a large role in the GOP’s future.
Trump made it clear he intends to help Republicans win back control of Congress in 2022 and that starts with working from within the GOP.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.