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Donald Trump might run as independent if Republicans reject him

Nick Duffy July 23, 2015
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Donald Trump is running for President – and it looks like there’s very little anyone can do to stop him.

The billionaire businessman and former reality TV star is currently one of 16 candidates running for the Republican Presidential nomination.

After a shambolic campaign that has seen Trump fall out with party figures, he is now threatening to run as a third party candidate if he is rejected.

He told The Hill during an interview: “The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy… the RNC has been, I think, very foolish.”

On a potential third-person run, he said: “So many people want me to, if I don’t win [the Republican nomination].

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

So far during the campaign, Mr Trump has claimed that Mexican immigrants include “rapists” and bring “drugs and crime” – and insisted he believe in ‘traditional’ marriage despite being married three times.

It was later alleged that the reality TV star – who has already been sacked by NBC – paid actors $50 each to pretend to support him at his Presidential launch.

 

He also leaked the personal phone number of one of his rivals, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, during a televised speech.

 

 

 

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