Trump Won’t Consider Third-Party Run as Long as Romney Is GOP Nominee
By Jerry A. Kane
Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president yesterday, yet he refused to rule out the possibility of making a third-party run for the presidency.
Trump said that as long as Romney is the GOP nominee, he won’t be making a third-party run for the presidency.
“[I]f Mitt gets the nomination and he runs, I wouldn’t be running again.”—Donald Trump
The Donald seems to be threatening a third-party run that could siphon off enough votes from the Republican nominee to ensure an Obama victory in November unless Romney is the GOP nominee.
“If for some reason something happens, then it’s open season.”—Donald Trump
In effect, Trump is warning conservative and Tea Party Republicans that they had better get their asses in line and nominate the establishment candidate, or else.
“It is a sure sign the sun is setting when small men begin to cast giant shadows.”
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