D.J. Neeley | Civil Patriot
A few days back my son said, “Hey, Dad. . .did you hear that Trump is starting his own party?”
I’d heard rumors, but nothing solid. We talked about it at length. My son was ready to sign on the dotted line. I was a little more reticent. Nothing to do with Trump. Everything to do with further dividing an already-divided country. That, and the obvious concern that we might never whip the Democrats again if conservatives don’t stick together.
I follow a lot of conservative news sources and started to hear a lot of chatter about this new party on those websites, as well. A variety of Patriot-themed channels on Telegram have been hopping with the possibilities ever since Biden’s inauguration, with folks ready to join by the millions. Greg Kelly (of Newsmax) is fully onboard. Clearly, this would hold a lot of appeal to many, many people.
Only one problem: It’s not really happening. Or, perhaps, it’s just not happening yet, though we are seeing stirrings of. . .something.
News Nation Now reported:
“Filings on Monday with the Federal Election Commission showed a push for a new political party, but brought mystery as to who is behind it.”
Who’s behind it? Isn’t that a given? Turns out, it’s not.
Jason Miller, Trump campaign adviser, sent a text to conservative news source, Epoch Times. It read: “We are not supportive of this effort, have nothing to do with it, and only know about it through public reporting. To be clear: DJTFP has no affiliation with Patriot Party, which is not authorized by Mr. Trump or DJTFP.”
In a separate report filed with the FEC (Federal Election Commission) DJTFT (Donald J. Trump for President) made it clear that it wanted “to disavow the activities of a committee named Patriot Party.”
So, Trump isn’t behind it. Or in favor of it. (If these comments are any indicator.)
By disavowing any affiliation with the MAGA Patriot Party, Trump has thrown a kink into the plans of his voters, who were ready to sign on the dotted line.
Maybe Trump came to that same conclusion I did, that we’re already divided enough. I guess time will tell. But, for now, we wait to see what else he might have up his sleeve.