Donald Trump: Black Vote Would Propel Me To Third Party Victory (VIDEO)

12/22/2011 09:56 am ET | Updated Dec 22, 2011

Real estate mogul Donald Trump continued to make the case for a potential third party presidential run Wednesday night, claiming that if he entered the race as an independent it would be he, not President Obama or the GOP candidate, that would emerge victorious.

Trump, who's maintained that he's "always had a great relationship with the blacks," told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren that the African-American vote might play a big part in that triumph.

"Well, I think I'd get a great cross-section. I think I'd get Hispanic votes, frankly. I think -- and people smile when I say it -- I think I'd do great with the African American votes. I think I'd do great with that," Trump said. "I just have a great relationship with African-Americans and African-American voters."

And Trump wouldn't just siphon off minority voters from Obama, he contended. He'd also pick up union votes.

"I also think I'd do very well with the unions," Trump said. "I've done great over the course of years, many years, with the unions."

Trump said Obama's decision to put a hold on the Keystone XL pipeline would be a motivator with that voting group.

Trump admitted that he wouldn't beat Obama in support from these voting blocs, but claimed that his strength with them was nonetheless just one reason that he was a viable third party candidate.

Video below via Fox News (comments being around the 3-minute mark):

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