Lou Dobbs praised outgoing President Donald Trump for his farewell remarks and talked up a potential comeback in the future.
The Fox Business host speculated about Trump’s post-presidency role as he weighed in Wednesday on the Inauguration Day activities as Joe Biden was sworn in. Dobbs appeared to welcome the idea that Trump could be planning to launch a new political party in coming days, referring back to his promise to be back in his final public remarks.
“Today’s inauguration a stark contrast to four years ago when tens of thousands of Trump supporters watched President Trump sworn in. Today, almost no one was there to attend,” the “Lou Dobbs Tonight” host said Wednesday, speaking of the inauguration event which was sparsely attended due to concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.
“Despite receiving 80 million votes, President Joe Biden was talking with a select group of dignitaries before a National Mall devoid of people and filled only with flags,” Dobbs said.
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After various reports from correspondents about the days activities, the 25,000 National Guard troops on hand in Washington, D.C. to ensure the safety of those in attendance, Dobbs noted Trump’s final public comments as president.
“President Trump told his supporters that he will be back,” Dobbs said.
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“I will always fight for you,” Trump said at a sendoff ceremony from Joint Base Andrews Wednesday morning before taking off to his home in Florida.
“I will be watching, I will be listening, and I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better. The things that we’ve done have been just incredible, and I couldn’t have done them, done it without you,” he said. “So just a good-bye, we love you. We will be back in some form.”
“What form that takes, well, a lot of rumors are swirling already,” Dobbs noted.
“His comments come as there are reports that he is considering the possibility of establishing a new political party to further the Trump agenda,” he said.
“As I say, these are rumors and, of course, they’re being reported now by not only “Lou Dobbs Tonight” but other outlets as well. Many are hoping that he will do something very much akin to that, because his influence could be positive, and it could be broad and powerful across the body politic,” Dobbs added.
According to a Gallup report this week:
At the same time, no president has had a higher average job approval rating during his term among his own party’s supporters than Trump has. Republicans’ average 88% approval of Trump ties Eisenhower’s as the highest own-party approval score, though most presidents had better-than 80% approval among their fellow partisans.
“President Trump saying he would like to name that party if he, indeed, does create it, the Patriot Party,” Dobbs noted of the rumored creation of an alternate political party as reported in The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.
“Personally, I think that’s got a great ring to it, don’t you?” Dobbs added