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Egomaniac Donald Trump plans to ditch the Republicans and form his own party after telling supporters his failed presidency is "just the beginning", it is claimed.
The outgoing commander-in-chief reportedly plans to call his new group the Patriot Party.
He infamously described his violent fanatics as patriots after they stormed the US Capitol building earlier this month in a bid to overthrow the election.
It is a sign that he could still remain a dark shadow on US politics – even if he is barred from standing for office again after being impeached for a second time.
He has talked about the new party with aides, The Wall Street Journal reports – although it is not known how serious he is.
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The 74-year-old ominously hinted that he plans to stay in politics after leaving the White House, telling supporters: "Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning."
And he stated in a pre-recorded message: "Together with millions of hardworking patriots across this land, we built the greatest political movement in the history of our country."
He was banned from Twitter and Facebook after appearing to condone the violence on January 6, which left five people including a police officer dead.
Donald Trump is reportedly considering setting up a new party
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Trump described his supporters as "patriots" and said "we love you".
Even allies in the Republican Party are turning their back on him after he encouraged the shameful uprising.
Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell reportedly said he "never wants to speak to the president again".
Trump will leave the White House today, and depart on Air Force One for Florida after a military-style rally.
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He will be the first living outgoing President not to attend the inauguration of his successor since 1869.
The cowardly snub is a break with more than a century and a half of political tradition, and a sign of how he has become increasingly isolated in his final days in office.
A number of figures, including Vice President Mike Pence, have refused to attend his send-off.
Pence will attend Biden's inauguration ceremony, which begins at noon local time as Washington is in an unprecedented lockdown to prevent violence following the deadly invasion of the US Capitol building.