Trump forced to officially 'disavow' new Patriot Party after grifters try to raise funds in his name
Donald Trump (AFP)

Former President Donald Trump's campaign on Monday filed an official "disavowal" of a group known as the "Patriot Party."

During his final days in office, Trump repeatedly hinted at creating a "MAGA Party" or Patriot Party.

But in a Federal Election Commission (FEC) filing on Monday, Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. said that it was disavowing a so-called "Patriot Party" that was created on Jan. 22, two days after Trump was removed from office.

"DJTFP did not authorize the filing of this Form 1, has not entered into any joint fundraising agreement to fundraise through Patriot Party, and has no knowledge of Patriot Party's activities whatsoever," the filing said. "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 authorized by Mr. Trump or DJTFP -- or that contributions to this unauthorized committee are being made to DJTFP -- when that is not true."

A separate FEC filing on Monday appeared to create another organization known as the MAGA Patriot Party National Committee.

That filing also listed Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. as a participant in joint fundraisers.

But Trump campaign aide Jason Miller also disavowed that group.

“We are not supportive of this effort, have nothing to do with it and only know about it through public reporting," Miller said.