Skip to comments.Donald Trump Bolts Republican Party, Eyeing Other 2012 Options
Posted on 12/23/2011 1:26:04 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Donald Trump is officially a man without a party. The real estate mogul whose flirtation with the 2012 presidential race has never really ended despite announcing seven months ago he would not seek the Republican nomination has been signaling he wants to find other ways onto a presidential ticket.
Trump took another step in that direction on Thursday, switching his party affiliation from Republican to unaffiliated, according to a source close to the reality television star.
According to the source, he did so because he is disgusted with the way Republicans are handling matters in Washington, including the recent payroll tax cut deal. But the move also sets Trump up for a potential third-party run for president a possibility he began talking about almost as soon as he told his fans in May he wasnt running.
Trump has sought to reach out to the group, Americans Elect, an online, independent presidential nominating organization that has already made it on the ballot in several states, including California.
Couple Donald Trumps name recognition with his extraordinary wealth and Americans Elect truly becomes a viable force in determining who the next president will be, Trumps top political adviser Michael Cohen told ABC News. One thing is for certain, Donald Trump is adamant that Barack Obama must be defeated in 2012 under any circumstances.
This is not the first time Trump has changed his party registration. He registered as a Republican in the late 1980′s, then switched to the Democratic Party in 2001 only to return to the GOP in 2009. Trump hinted at an independent bid for president as recently as last week.
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Also, he is thinking of changing his name to Donald T. Rump.
For those interested ping!
All thinking and intelligent people should leave the GOP.
Yea, that’s a real winning strategy. /s
So... how many months was he a Republican?? 10?
Trump’s a loudmouth egomaniac.Actually not too much different from what’s in the White House now.
Not this 3rd party crap again. Donald. You’re fired!
What other vote splitting, democrat electing kook billionaire does that sound like?
Yeah, it was something like 10 months.
I don’t blame him.
Tea Party Ticket....
So, if Trump runs as an independent (self-financed, I would imagine), I think his schtick will be to appeal to the “birther” crowd.
Then if Ron Paul goes indy 3rd Party as well, that’ll peel off some of the Libertarians.
Yep..........hello second term for President Obama. Looks like we have another 4 years of taxpayer-funded Hawaiian vacations and globetrotting with Air Force One to look forward to.
Here’s betting that about 20% of the FR respondents will support Trump and that 100% of what they say will be macho emotion and 0% of what they say will make any sense or have any logic.
And how do you propose to do that by splitting the anti-Obama vote?? His ego is overruling his reason.
And vote a third party until the GOP reforms into a more conservative party...HEY!!!!...we could even call it the Reform Party! Waddugrate idea!
He was a trojan horse fraud from the start
It’s the Republican Party fault. If they had a spine, then this would not be happening. If they were more concerned with what their voters thought, than the media and press this would not be happening.