Trump tells CPAC he has no plans to launch new party

In the aftermath of Joe Biden’s inauguration there has been intense speculation about former President Donald Trump’s plans for the future and whether he intends to remain actively involved in national politics as a Republican or otherwise.

Trump himself provided some clarification on those questions Sunday during a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in which he stated that, despite some earlier rumors to the contrary, he will not be launching a new political party, as Fox News reported.

The rift between the Trump loyalists and establishment members of the Republican party has come into stark relief in recent weeks, particularly after GOP 10 House members voted to impeach the the former president for a second time, and seven senators within the party voted for his conviction. That, combined with intraparty condemnation of Trump’s actions in the wake of the Jan. 6 unrest at the Capitol sparked additional talk of a possible split.

Trump himself, however, put the issue to rest at CPAC, flatly declaring, “I am not starting a new party. That was fake news,” according to Fox News, also promising that the Democrats face the prospect of “withering losses” in the 2022 midterm elections and that “a Republican president” will return to the White House thereafter, as Politico reported.

The former president remains highly popular among wide swaths of the GOP, winning the CPAC straw poll handily with 55% of the vote, compared to the 21% support garnered by the second-place finisher, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, as Fox News reported.

However, there remain several prominent Republican voices who have publicly urged the GOP to permanently sever ties with Trump, including Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, who recently declared that the former president does “not have a role as a leader of our party going forward,” as The Hill noted.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has added his voice to those in the GOP harshly critical of Trump, asserting earlier this month that he was “practically and morally responsible” for instigating unrest at the Capitol in January and accusing Trump of being “determined to…torch our institutions on the way out.”

Despite his declared intention to remain firmly within the Republican fold, Trump did take the occasion of the CPAC speech to call out those in the party he feels have been especially disloyal, including “Little Ben Sasse,” of Nebraska, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT), and Cheney, to whom the former president referred to as a “warmonger.” However, he also characterized the internal strife as limited in nature and “between a handful of Washington, D.C. establishment political hacks and everybody else all over the country.”

Time will tell whether voters agree with Trump’s take on the state of party unity and will continue to look to him for leadership heading into the midterms and beyond.

10,589 Responses

  1. My spouse and I absolutely love your blog and find a lot of
    your post’s to be just what I’m looking for. Would you offer
    guest writers to write content for you personally? I wouldn’t mind writing a post
    or elaborating on a lot of the subjects you write concerning here.

    Again, awesome web site!

  2. Your style is very unique in comparison to other folks I have read stuff from.

    Thanks for posting when you’ve got the opportunity,
    Guess I’ll just bookmark this blog.

  3. Good day! I know this is kinda off topic however , I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest
    writing a blog article or vice-versa? My website goes over a lot of the same topics
    as yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you happen to be interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Fantastic blog by the
    way!

  4. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an extremely long
    comment but after I clicked submit my comment didn’t show up.
    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Anyhow, just wanted to say superb blog!

  5. Hello, Neat post. There’s an issue together with your website in internet explorer, would
    test this? IE still is the market leader and a
    big component to other folks will omit your magnificent writing
    due to this problem.

  6. Hello There. I found your blog using msn. This is an extremely
    well written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark
    it and return to read more of your useful info. Thanks for the post.
    I’ll definitely return.

  7. Excellent post but I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject?
    I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little
    bit more. Appreciate it!

  8. I really like your blog.. very nice colors & theme.
    Did you design this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it
    for you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to create my own blog
    and would like to know where u got this from. thanks a lot

  9. Hey There. I found your weblog using msn. This is a very
    smartly written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark
    it and return to learn more of your helpful information. Thank you for the post.

    I will definitely comeback.

  10. Your means of describing everything in this piece of writing is genuinely good, every one be
    able to without difficulty understand it,
    Thanks a lot.

  11. whoah this blog is magnificent i really like reading your articles.
    Keep up the good work! You realize, a lot of individuals are searching round for this information,
    you can aid them greatly.

  12. The world though is to simply because they’ll make cash along with your bets.
    These three main types of bets from lovers of horse races on the planet.
    Del Mar online horse racing F1 etc there are high that you simply come again. Enjoy on horse racing at other web sites.
    All the time lookup too pressured to benefit from doing so necessarily for fun easy way.
    10 of USD now Let’s look into exotic bets and different sporting
    occasions supported can have. Usually more skilled companies
    have discovered the profitable positive aspects with
    these video games. 3 bookies boast about providing fine quality
    companies have also contributed too much however small games.
    A bookmaker evaluate earlier than you create an account and that is how clients have.

    Because my clients keep telling me so every NCAA football betting market.

    We grew 80 correlated to how Tiger Woods does nonetheless carry
    on studying our knowledgeable.

  13. Good day! I know this is kinda off topic but I was wondering if you knew where
    I could locate a captcha plugin for my comment form?
    I’m using the same blog platform as yours and I’m having difficulty finding one?
    Thanks a lot!

  14. magnificent publish, very informative. I’m wondering why the opposite experts of this sector don’t notice
    this. You must continue your writing. I am sure, you have a great readers’ base
    already!

  15. hello!,I love your writing very much! percentage we keep in touch extra
    approximately your post on AOL? I need an expert in this house to unravel my problem.
    Maybe that’s you! Looking ahead to peer you.

  16. I’m really enjoying the theme/design of your weblog.
    Do you ever run into any web browser compatibility issues?
    A handful of my blog audience have complained about my blog
    not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great
    in Firefox. Do you have any solutions to help fix this issue?

  17. Having read this I thought it was extremely informative.
    I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this
    content together. I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time
    both reading and leaving comments. But so what, it was still
    worthwhile!

  18. Good post. I learn something new and challenging on websites I
    stumbleupon on a daily basis. It’s always useful to read articles from other writers and use a little something from their web sites.

  19. Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason seemed to be on the internet the easiest thing to be aware of.
    I say to you, I definitely get annoyed while people think about worries that they plainly do not know about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people
    can take a signal. Will probably be back to get more.
    Thanks

  20. It’s actually a great and helpful piece of info. I am happy that you
    shared this useful information with us. Please stay us up
    to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  21. The most notable methods to hookup with totally free hookup girls is by online talk amenities. These are typically preferred sites to find hookup girls on the internet right now. In the following paragraphs I give you on-line conversation as the most efficient and free of charge way to satisfy women

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.