July 23, 2015

Trump considering third-party run at White House

Rebel Staff
 

Donald Trump has created a ruckus within the Republican Party; G.O.P. voters are warming to the real estate mogul, but the party is getting sick of him and he holds them in contempt.

Non-partisan U.S. political newspaper The Hill is reporting that Trump, it turns out, is considering a third-party White House run.

Trump’s rationale:

If the Republican National Committee (RNC) is unfair to him in light of his presidential bid, he will “absolutely” run as an independent.

“The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was the fair-haired boy,” the billionaire reality star said, according to The Hill. “The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.”

Questioned on whether he would consider the option of running as a third-party candidate should he fail to secure the Republican presidential nomination, Trump added: “So many people want me to, if I don’t win.”

“I’ll have to see how I’m being treated by the Republicans […] Absolutely, if they’re not fair, that would be a factor.”

Remarkably, Trump has had a profound impact on the Republican primary, with national polls illustrating that he is charging out in front, leading the cluttered 16-candidate field by a margin of 2 points, according to a PPP study conducted Monday and Tuesday.

As recently as Monday, however, Trump was enjoying an even greater lead among Republican voters. According to a Washington Post/ABC News poll, released Monday night, Trump was sitting on 24 per cent, with former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker languishing in second on 13 per cent.    

As reports suggest, a number of senior Republicans, highlighting Trump’s inflammatory remarks about Mexicans and Senator John McCain, think he is ruining the party’s image- - and his slight slump in the polls is indicative of this analysis.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus reportedly called Trump earlier this month, pleading with him to lower his tone.

In response, Trump told The Hill:

“I’m not in the gang. I’m not in the group where the group does whatever it’s supposed to do […] I want to do what’s right for the country - not what’s right for special interest groups that contribute, not what’s good for the lobbyists and donors.”

 

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commented 2015-10-20 10:52:35 -0400
If the United States are smart Trump needs to be President.
commented 2015-07-29 21:36:16 -0400
Yes Jason, I like the idea of term limits to clear out the career politicians.
commented 2015-07-29 14:15:00 -0400
That is because, Anne, that McConnell can’t use his power against Trump. Trump is not in government like Cruz, so he can’t be punished, cajoled, or bribed, which really must piss of that that twerp McConnell and his posse like Orin Hatch. The US needs to seriously re-open the Constitution and enact term limits to change the corrupt power structure of the Congress. Congress attracts good people and bad people, but it is the self serving low lifes that somehow gain leadership positions.
commented 2015-07-28 15:59:08 -0400
Isn’t it a mystery that Trump can say anything he wants and nothing sticks and yet Ted Cruz tells the truth about McConnell and gets treated as if it was just grand standing and not appropriate. Then Huckabee talks about how dangerous this Iran deal is and uses the word “holocaust” and pundits act like it was wrong to do so. Does anyone really think that if/when Iran goes nuclear and (as they themselves said..) it would only take one bomb to annihilate Israel, that it WOULDN’T be a holocaust?? Talk about spinning and twisting and this is from people supposedly on the same side! Good grief!
commented 2015-07-28 14:39:10 -0400
Joe Joseph I agree with you. The establishment is definitely pushing the RINOS like Jeb, Christie, ect… But Trump is not the answer. I don’t know what his deal is, but I don’t trust or like him. Personally I like Cruz, but Walker would do as well. What we really need is more diversity, and I say this as a person skeptical of diversity. But for the love of God, where are the women?
commented 2015-07-28 14:35:41 -0400
He is such a liar. Yes, he gives to the GOP but he gives just as much to the Democrats. I wonder why the Green Party doesn’t do the same damage to the Democratic vote as it use to.
commented 2015-07-28 09:46:59 -0400
“Trump considering third-party run at White House”
The best news Hillary has had since ‘Gander Mountain’ started making ‘pant suits’ again.
commented 2015-07-26 10:00:22 -0400
Trumps’ run for Prez has increased the entertainment value of the GOP primary 1000%. He, however, lacks the filter between his brain and his mouth to become the President of the most powerful country in the world.
Perhaps a play on “Good Cop-Bad Cop” will unfold with Trump as " Bad Cop". This could be very useful to the other front running Republican candidate for several reasons, firstly the media coverage will be all Republican as the Trump drama unfolds and secondly the raw subject matter that Trump exposes will ignite the passion of all Americans who want their Country to stand for something again.
At the very least TV ratings on American Political coverage will reach record highs. Pure entertainment.
commented 2015-07-26 09:31:23 -0400
“His McCain comment has not hurt him in the polls”
Actually not true – please check latest polls. Also his "I like people who were not captured " line was not simply a shot at McCain, but an insult to POW’s and their families in general (BTW, I am not a fan of McCain’s politics either). Those of you who seem to admire the “Trump Card”, must believe “Jokers are wild” – you are poor strategic thinkers. The real strategic goal here is to make sure that Hillary is defeated and the Obamist executive decisions are reversed. Each party will command the votes of its lunatic fringe, but unless the GOP can poach voters from the center who voted for the Obamists last time, they will not win the election Those of you who think that goal can be advanced by alienating Latino voters and military families and providing fodder to the mainstream media to portray the party as mindless buffoons are delusional. Trump’s candidacy has been a Godsend to the Dems when Clinton was reeling from shots at her reputation and trustworthiness.
commented 2015-07-25 21:41:54 -0400
Donald Perry – Good question. She seems to have disappeared with the Fix on July 9 2015. No longer among the rebels, either. Ezra said a public goodbye to Marissa but not to Emily so, is she on holiday? On leave?
commented 2015-07-25 21:33:07 -0400
We are quite a way out from the election so polls don’t tell us much really except that Americans love Donald because he stands up for America. Make America great again. What American doesn’t want that? Americans have had it up to here with the “American is the great Satan” b.s. that Obama has tried to sell to everyone, this “America is bad” and “America is weak” nonsense he has demeaned Americans with every day of his presidency. Americans are good people. Donald recognizes that. He recognizes American exceptionalism. He is a shining example of it. He sells hope. Voters love it.
commented 2015-07-25 21:26:25 -0400
His McCain comment has not hurt him in the polls.

He was right. The only reason McCain became a hero is because he was captured. Had he not been captured, his life would have been much different. Doesn’t diminish what he went through but media twists everything. What Trump said about McCain is true. Why shouldn’t he speak the truth?
commented 2015-07-25 21:24:21 -0400
Peter Netterville – Haha, good one.

He has a trump card on the table and no poker face. What you see is what you get.

Good for Trump. Be independent. Don’t let the bastards get you down. Rise above it all!!
commented 2015-07-25 10:17:25 -0400
I wonder if Trump has a trump card up his sleeve.

Lame, I know, but someone had to say it!
commented 2015-07-25 08:11:15 -0400
He has alienated more than “Hollywood” Hispanics and if you think his POW comments will only have a temporary effect, you do not have any idea how deeply reverence of servicemen runs in the US. Regarding his ability to “clean up what needs to be cleaned up”, I would ask for a single instance where he has done so. The only thing this jack a$$ has acted on is a third-rate reality show geared to imbeciles who have never worked in a real executive job. If by gonads you mean having his companies declare Chapter 11 on three different occasions while leaving creditors who acted in good faith holding the bag, that does not reflect well on his business acumen or character. As President, those creditors will be the US taxpayer. If empty populist hot air were the sole requirement, Trump would be the ideal candidate.
commented 2015-07-25 01:05:59 -0400
He has alienated ’Hollywood’s’ Hispanics, and people temporarily have their noses out of joint regarding the McCain comment. I’m not even saying I hope he gets in, but he is shaking things up. People want someone who will act. If nothing else it is raising the bar for the rest of the Republicans. They are squirming in their seats, because they are seeing what people want. And that is a leader with gonads who isn’t afraid to clean up what needs to be cleaned up. The rest of the Repub’s have got to raise their game.
I think the third party idea is also too risky. There is a lot of time until voting day, lots will happen before then. Fun to watch though.
commented 2015-07-24 19:48:33 -0400
Forgot to add – those claiming he brings reality and substance – please point out ONE piece of substance in his empty promises and rhetoric. His saying “President Trump would get the Mexican or Chinese Governments to do X or Y” or “I beat the Chinese re trade” does not cut it as substance unless you have the mind of a 5-year old living in fantasy land!!!
commented 2015-07-24 19:42:21 -0400
I hope this egotistical buffoon does follow-through. This dunce has single-handedly torpedoed the most diverse and qualified GOP field in a long-time with his self-absorbed rantings. He has alienated both Hispanic and military votes when the GOP is fielding candidates with credibility to both groups. He has returned the GOP to caricature fodder in the space of three weeks. His 24% support is indicative of the lunatic fringe of his party (McCain was 100% correct in calling them “crazies”). Hopefully the other 76% of the party will destroy him!!!

I see comments here claiming the GOP leadership to be RINO’s – perhaps you should do your homework and see who contributed to the Dems and backed Hillary the Crown Princess. I would not be surprised to find out that he is actually an agent provocateur planted by the Dems. Those who “admire” him for “speaking his mind” should note that inmates of lunatic asylums do the same and they are no more qualified to be President than Trump!!!
commented 2015-07-24 15:16:33 -0400
I agree with most of the comments here. I too believe that Mr. Trump shouldn’t get so combative when someone makes a remark about him or his comments, but like the fact that he says what he feels and doesn’t care about backlash. However, I think it would be rather scary if he ran as an independent as that may split the republican vote and let Hillary slip up the middle with the win and that would be far worse.
commented 2015-07-24 14:28:51 -0400
Considering the leadership of the GOP are basically Democrats, the rank and file are RINOs or just paid whores for whatever special interest group gets to them first and the fact that the Two-Party-System is complete BS, I think Donald Trump should definitely run a third party and really shake things up!
commented 2015-07-24 13:32:58 -0400
If for no other reason, I like the fact that he must have the Democrat’s shorts in a knot. Regarding his comments about McCain, I don’t think he can hurt McCain as everyone recognizes he is a hero but truthfully a disappointment in not fighting more for vets. I don’t like that he takes any and all remarks which are detrimental so personally as to be vindictive, enough of that from thin skinned President Obama. However, it’s of no use to ridicule him, after all, Reagan was ridiculed too because he was an actor. I don’t agree that the rest of the Republican runners up are boring or without substance, the younger ones coming up are very smart. As I mentioned in a separate post, I would like to see Christie, Bush, Carson and Perry drop out. And I would like it if Trump ran as an independent, he may, he has the ego for it. One thing about it, the Keystone Pipeline will come alive again when Republicans take over.
commented 2015-07-24 09:16:06 -0400
LIZA ROSIE, “I don’t like what he said about McCain.” I am not a big fan of Trump, but this article provides some food for thought:
http://sonsoflibertymedia.com/2015/07/trump-is-right-about-songbird-mccain-and-heres-why/
Note that it started with McCain characteristics Trump and others question Mexican immigration as “crazies”, simply employing an ad homonym attack like the ‘progressives’. Trump in his response breaks the conversation out of the political correctness box.
commented 2015-07-24 07:47:40 -0400
Where is Emily Pratt?
commented 2015-07-24 01:58:02 -0400
While I like his straight talk on a couple of issues, he’s a completely unpredictable asshat. You’d never know what he’d decide on any issue from day to day. It wouldn’t surprise me to see him declare himself a Democrat just because he was offended by something. He’s an amusing, but completely unserious candidate. That will become more apparent as the circus goes on.
commented 2015-07-23 23:17:55 -0400
I like this guy, he is a straight talker, He is the type of leader the West needs to combat terrorism which should be the biggest issue. Instead, MSM talks about a small mistake with McCain and twists his words with illegal immigration. They will bring him down.
commented 2015-07-23 21:52:46 -0400
I don’t like what he said about McCain. He smacks back hard when he feels personally attacked, and I don’t see that working for him, ever.
Having said that, he is one authentic character. He doesn’t put on any act, what you see is what you get, he does not pull any punches. I don’t think there is a single action, either in his personal or business life that he wouldn’t proudly own up to, and defend. He hides nothing. You might not like what he does, but you are going to see him do it, there isn’t an action he feels he needs to hide from anybody.
He can’t be bought, I like that, but on the other hand he will buy who ever he thinks he needs to. For example he freely admits he has given to the Dem’s. Saying something like, sometimes it is a part of doing business, you have to work in the environment which exists. But that was when he was just a businessman. He also said it was part of what is wrong with the system( the palm padding politically)
Who knows, America is just pissed off enough to maybe go for something like Trump.
The Republicans, except for maybe Ted Cruz, sort of Christie, don’t care for him stealing the limelight.
Maybe the rest of them should step up their game.
commented 2015-07-23 20:55:29 -0400
One would think, like Prince Knight commented to, that a dim light would come on for the Grand Old Party “elites.” Considering Donald Trumps current popularity against the rest of the republican field, it is obvious where the voters minds are, and for the most part it isn’t the same old same old soft ball be careful and correct in what you say.
commented 2015-07-23 20:23:23 -0400
Doesn’t this suggest to the GOP that the voters are tired of politics, and want reality and substance? Oh, wait, we’re talking politicians here — they’re not that smart or observant…
commented 2015-07-23 19:49:20 -0400
I really love this guy and only wish I was an American citizen just to give him 1 more vote.