Trump Again Hints at Third-Party Run: ‘The RNC Is in Default’
Donald Trump said on Monday that he would drop the Republican Party and seek a third-party run if it came to it.
Trump blasted the Republican National Committee, saying that it was “in default” and hadn’t been treating him well.
“When somebody’s in default, that means the other side can do what they have to do,” he said. “The RNC is in default.”
The Hill reports:
Trump signed a pledge last year to run as a Republican and not as an independent. He first raised the posibility of a third-party run in an exclusive interview with The Hill last summer.
“I signed a pledge but it’s a double-edge pledge, and as far as I’m concerned they’re in default of the pledge,” he said at a campaign event outside of Charleston, S.C., The Guardian reported.
During a later press conference, Trump said he was disappointed with the RNC because it stacks the room at debates “with special interests and donors.”
“The RNC gave all the tickets to special interests that represented Cruz and Rubio. They had all the tickets,” he said. “They walked on the stage and the place went crazy.”
He said he doesn’t have donors or special interests.
“I think the RNC did a very poor job,” he said. “We’ve warned them…and they don’t listen.”
The RNC has “total control” over Trump’s competitors, he added.
“The bottom line is the RNC is controlled by the establishment and the RNC is controlled by the special interests and the donors and that’s too bad,” he said.
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