Converting datetime format maintaining the datetime data type in python

I need datetime object in the format mm/dd/yyyy. I tried using strptime:

>>datetime.datetime(2022, 8, 5, 0, 0)

That changes the format to YYYY/MM/DD.
I know we can change the format using strftime to convert datetime to any format but that results into a string object. I would like retain it as datetime object along with format mm/dd/yyyy.

Another thing, I have tried is to set the locale to french datetime format (mm/dd/yyyy Link):

locale.setlocale(locale.LC_TIME, 'fr_FR.UTF-8'))
>>datetime.datetime(2022, 8, 5, 0, 0)

However, that did not work either. Are there any other way to convert ‘strings or dates’ to datetime objects maintaining the format mm/dd/yyyy.

>Solution :

As I said in my comment, you’ll need to create a new class and specify your own __repr__ method.

import datetime 

class DateTime:
    def __init__(self, datetime_instance):
        self.datetime = datetime_instance

    def __repr__(self):
        return f"datetime.datetime({self.datetime.month}, {}, {self.datetime.year})"
a = datetime.datetime(year=2000, month=12, day=15)
b = DateTime(a)

Output for a :

>>datetime.datetime(2000, 12, 15, 0, 0)

Output for b :

>>datetime.datetime(12, 15, 2000)

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