I think a Trump Party is probably a stupid idea.
But the loyalty to Donald Trump among the people does show that there remains some kind of fighting spirit among the white American race.
These are totally staggering numbers.
But frankly, they’re not surprising.
On the heels of Donald Trump touting “tremendous support” for him to run for office again, a new poll indicates nearly half of Republicans are ready to ditch their party if the former president starts his own.
Only 27 percent of Republicans would remain loyal to their party if Trump were to start his own, according to the Suffolk University/USA Today poll, released Sunday.
Almost half –46 percent– would follow the former president, while the remainder indicated they would be undecided between the two.
Trump starting his own political party has been a rumor that has only fueled chaos within the Republican Party amidst questions surrounding the former president’s political future, as well as the recent impeachment trial, which saw seven Republicans side with Democrats and vote in favor of it and former Trump loyalist Mitch McConnell leaving many scratching their heads by holding Trump “responsible” for the January 6 US Capitol riot, despite the Kentucky senator’s vote against impeachment.
“Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again,” Trump said, in a statement responding to McConnell.
“We feel like Republicans don’t fight enough for us, and we all see Donald Trump fighting for us as hard as he can, every single day,” Brandon Keidl, a 27-year-old Republican polled, told USA Today.
The cynical criticism would be that this is a Trump personality cult.
However, while that is obviously true, Trump built his charismatic personality cult on more than his personal brand – he built it on at best actual American values, and at worst, allusions to American values.
No, it wouldn’t be possible without his larger-than-life personality, but neither would it be possible without the legitimate fact that he does actually fight – or at least tries to fight – for normal white Americans. “The forgotten men and women” he calls us.
So, whatever happens – and it probably isn’t going to be something that is all that good, frankly – we do know that the people stand with America. Tens of millions of people feel just like we do.
All we really need is a leader that is capable of taking Trump’s place, being a stronger figure than Trump, being endorsed by Trump, and then not getting assassinated by the CIA or wrapped up in some weird sex sting.
Then, we need a comprehensive plan for state secession.
It’s a tall order.
But there is a nonzero chance that it could all work out.
With God, all things are possible.
We might just have to bring in someone new.