The Patriot Party political action committee was formally registered in Georgia on Friday, listing the Trump campaign as a participant in fundraising operations.
It has the same name as the party Mr Trump was reported last week to be considering launching.
The Trump campaign, aka Donald J Trump for President (DJTFP), filed a formal disavowal to the Federal Electoral Commission in response.
“To be clear: DJTFP has no affiliation with Patriot Party, which is not authorised by Mr Trump or DJTFP,” the statement read.
“DJTFP is placing this disavowal notice on the public record out of concern for confusion among the public, which may be misled to believe that Patriot Party’s activities have been authorised by Mr Trump or DJTFP – or that contributions to this unauthorised committee are being made to DJTFP – when that is not true.”
Mr Trump hinted at a new beginning in remarks made in a video address that day.
“I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning. There’s never been anything like it,” he said.
“The belief that a nation must serve its citizens will not dwindle but instead only grow stronger by the day.”
Such a move would prove a major headache for the Republican Party, creating a split among conservatives in a country without preferential voting.
The Patriot Party would have the potential to pull away the Trump-supporting populist base of the Republican Party, which accounts for tens of millions of voters.
If Mr Trump were to start a new political party, it would give the Republicans in the Senate extra incentive to convict him in the impeachment trial.
If a president is convicted after an impeachment, senators can vote to prevent them from ever running for office again.
A party switch would be nothing new for Mr Trump, who has changed his political registration numerous times.
Mr Trump first registered to vote in 1987 as a Republican, before joining the Independence Party in 1999.
In 1999 he briefly ran for president for the Reform Party, pledging support for a single-payer government run health care plan.
He became a Democrat in 2001, then changed back to the Republican Party in 2009.
In 2011 he became an independent, then rejoined the Republican Party a year later.
The creation of a new political party could suggest Mr Trump is looking to run for president again in 2024.
Today Mr Trump has revealed his new means of communication.
Mr Trump opened the Office of the Former President in Palm Beach County, the Florida region where he has moved since leaving the White House.
“The Office will be responsible for managing President Trump’s correspondence, public statements, appearances, and official activities to advance the interests of the United States and to carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organising and public activism,” a statement read.
“President Trump will always and forever be a champion for the American People.”
Former presidents typically open an office to manage their affairs after leaving office.
Ex-presidents receive government funding to staff and furnish those offices.
If he is convicted in the Senate’s impeachment trial, that funding will be stripped away.
Source: 9News | World News