In an interview on CNN’s “New Day,” Donald Trump refuted a report that claimed he was possibly ruling out a third-party run. Trump was initially asked about a possible third party run during the Republican primary debate last Thursday. He refused to pledge to support the Republican nominee, whoever it might be, and rule out a third party run that could be devastating to the GOP’s chances in the presidential election.
On Monday, ABC News cited an unnamed senior adviser in their report saying that ruling out the third party run was under consideration. Trump said to “New Day”, “I’m running as a Republican, I’m leading in every poll…I’m leading all over the place and I want to run as a Republican.” He continued, “If I am treated fairly that’s the way it’s going to be but I want to keep that door open. I have to keep that door open because if something happens where I’m not treated fairly I may very well use that door.”
In two polls conducted in Iowa and New Hampshire after the Republican primary debate, Donald Trump claimed the No. 1 spot. According to a Suffolk University poll released this week, Trump topped second-place finisher Scott Walker with 17 percent of support to Walker’s 12 percent. In the Boston Herald/Franklin Pierce University poll, also released this week, Trump was also in the lead in New Hampshire with 18 percent of support.
During the interview, Trump proclaimed that he is “the most fabulous whiner.” Trump said to CNN’s Chris Cuomo, “I do whine because I want to win and I’m not happy about not winning and I am a whiner and I keep whining and whining until I win.” During the half-hour long interview, Trump spoke about a number of issues, including equal pay for women, foreign policy, and abortion.
Trump plans to make America great again, according to his campaign slogan. It will be interesting to hear the details of his plans on the best way to accomplish that.