Chad’s Morning Brief: Donald Trump to Make Decision on Third Party Run Soon
Here are some of the issues that will be discussed on today’s edition of The Chad Hasty Show.
According to FOX News, Donald Trump has been spending some time courting Tea Party support and also thinking about whether or not he will run as a third-party candidate.
Donald Trump will decide soon whether to mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president, the real estate mogul said Saturday.
"I think over the next couple of weeks you're going to see some things that are very interesting," Trump said after a speech in Nashville to a gathering of tea party activists.
"We're going to make a decision very soon," he added, "and I think a lot of people are going to be very happy."
Trump has so far refused to pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee, saying his refusal to commit gains him leverage over the party establishment, which has been caught off-guard by his early dominance in the race. He's also said repeatedly that he'd prefer to run as a Republican as long as the party treats him fairly.
But to appear on the ballot in South Carolina and several other states, he'll have to pledge to support the eventual nominee.
Trump was in Nashville to court tea party-leaning voters at a conference hosted by the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, which describes itself as "a grassroots movement to take back the Republican Party for the vast and disenfranchised majority of its members."
With more than a year before the presidential election, Trump has been leading summertime polls. Many of his supporters' sentiments align with those that fueled the tea party's rise. Trump made clear Saturday that he welcomes tea party support.
It's hard to predict what Donald Trump will do or if he will even live up to his word when he makes his announcement. Still, I believe it would ease a lot of concerns from Republicans who are on the fence when it comes to Trump.
If Trump decides to run third-party, it could severely hurt the chances Republicans have of winning the White House.
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