Former President Donald Trump is reportedly livid at Republicans who he views as insufficiently subservient -- including the 10 Republicans who voted for his second impeachment.
But the threats come as he is in retirement at Mar-a-Lago and there are flaws in his plan, as was documented by New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman on Saturday evening.
Haberman noted an advisor saying "he's golfing" when she asked about his efforts to recruit Republicans to primary the members of Congress he dislikes.
She also poured cold water on reports he is considering starting a "Patriot Party" to compete against Republicans.
"Creating a third party is actually really hard," she noted.
And it would make no sense to try to do both.
"And it is contradictory to say 'I'm doing a third party' as well as 'I'm primarying Republicans.' You might be able to do one but you can't do both. All this is to say that while people have learned the hard way not to dismiss Trump, not all of his endeavors are identical," she noted.
Read her full thread:
Instead he's mentioned to a very few advisers - meaning almost none of them - the notion of creating a third party,… https://t.co/KaAODL4VUu— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1611451681.0
This is not to say he will not be able to stoke supporters in primaries, and is not to say some of his family membe… https://t.co/tn5izs0KjG— Maggie Haberman (@Maggie Haberman)1611452051.0