Who couldn’t see this coming?
Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump indicated that he may throw out his GOP identity and run as a third-party candidate.
“I am watching television — and I am seeing ad, after ad, after ad put in by the establishment, knocking the hell out of me, and it’s really unfair,” Trump told hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. “But if I leave, if I go, regardless of independent, which I may do — I mean, may or may not. But if I go, I will tell you, these millions of people that joined, they’re all coming with me.”
Trump signed a loyalty oath with the Republican National Committee last year agreeing that he would support the GOP presidential nominee, whomever that person may be. Although a third-party run would be a clear violation of the agreement, the oath lacks any real teeth of enforcement.
It was signed strictly on his honor.
The last time a third-party run held any significance was when Ross Perot ran in 1992 and handed the election to Bill Clinton by taking nearly 20 percent of the popular vote away from incumbent President George H.W. Bush.
Clinton won all the marbles with a mere 43 percent of the vote.
Watch the exchange via MSNBC.
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