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Trump threatened in an interview published on Thursday to run as a political independent if he does not get "fair" treatment from the Republican Party.
He said any third-party bid would depend on the Republican National Committee's actions during the party's primary selection process, according to The Hill.
"I'll have to see how I'm being treated by the Republicans," Trump was quoted as saying. "Absolutely, if they're not fair, that would be a factor."
originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
But... Still, there's that morbid curiosity that has me wondering "what if".
He donated to Hillary's election in NY and changed to Republican to get on the ticket.
Maybe Trump knows the political game better than we think?
Sounds to me that he's just playing politics...good on him! Isn't that what they all do? It's just a big game to all of them no matter which party they're part of. Sounds to me that good old Donald Trump just plays it better than the rest. How dare he use the same tactics as them dirty politicians.
originally posted by: grandmakdw
What no one is saying,
or should I say believing is that Trump
will also get a lot of Democratic votes.
Particularly if he runs against Hillary.
Why do I forsee him getting Democrat votes as an independent?
For one his actual policy stances are 50/50 Republican/Democrat
so his actual policies will appeal to both sides.
The Democratic party relies heavily on the poor and lower classes
for it's base. That is the reason they are encouraging runaway
immigration, to increase the voter base of poor and lower class.
What they fail to realize is that the poor and lower classes
watch a ton of TV.
They are also more likely to believe that what they see
on TV reality shows is real.
Trump projects an image of being Presidential,
of being someone who knows how to get something done,
of someone who chooses the right people to surround
him and help him make decisions.
In short, he projects a very appealing and convincing
image of a President on television, a reality show,
which many if not most poor see as real and
a true representation of who Trump is.
I see Trump drawing huge numbers of poor and
un or undereducated people to vote for him
because of his TV image.
This is a huge part of
the Democratic base.
The rich thing is not a problem with Trump
because everyone knows he is rich, he doesn't
hide it, he doesn't pretend to be everyman.
It is hypocrisy about being rich that angers
the poor, the way Trump handles it is so
straightforward and "duh" that people don't
seem to mind.
Now as to how Hillary is perceived.
She is seen as someone who
got where she is because of who she married.
(a very unfeminist way of gaining power)
She is seen as a woman who stayed with a man
who publicly humiliated her and
is a laughing stock about his cheating on her world wide.
(again very unfeminist)
She is an extreme hypocrite about being rich, she owns
5 mansions, yet not too long ago claimed she was too broke
to pay the mortgage upon leaving the white house.
She claims to be "everywoman" and at the same time
has the power to literally rope and corral the press who
When she speaks she comes off as a snob.
When it comes to the uninformed and un-undereducated
who live for their reality TV.
Trump appears to be much more capable than Hillary.
The polls fail to include the poor, uninformed, and
undereducated who only vote every 4 years.
Since that is a major part of the Democratic base,
I think the polls really miss the mark.
I think that people who see this as a Perot scenario
will be very very surprised when it turns out that
Trump appeals a great deal to the
huge un-undereducated poor lower class base.
Perot was a virtual unknown with no appeal at
all except to far right wing Republicns.
Trump on the other hand is very very well
known, perhaps better know by the majority
of every 4 year only voters than Hillary.
Trump is a totally different ballgame than
Unfortunately, most voters in the US are
politically unaware, and vote only every
4 years if that.
Trump is well known to that crowd
of both Republican and Democrats
Because perception is reality in the minds
of this crowd in particular.
Trump appears quite Presidential and quite
capable of running the country to the majority
of voters; who are as we all know dumber
than rocks when it comes to politics.
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: grandmakdw
Your making a false assumption that it's the poor and uneducated who watch reality TV. Hate to break it to ya but most of the poor people I know are less likely to watch those shows than than middle upper class Americans who live bubbles.