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.
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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