Business mogul Donald Trump told The Hill he could run for president as a third-party candidate if he's not treated better by the Republican National Committee during the primary season.
“The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor. I was their fair-haired boy,” Trump told The Hill in an interview Wednesday. “The RNC has been, I think, very foolish.”
Trump said he would "absolutely" launch a third-party candidacy if the Republicans continue to be "not fair."
“I’m not in the gang. I’m not in the group where the group does whatever it’s supposed to do,” Trump said said. “I want to do what’s right for the country -- not what’s good for special interest groups that contribute, not what’s good for the lobbyists and the donors.”
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus reportedly called Trump earlier this month to ask him to "tone it down" after the former purveyor of ties and mattresses made disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants, calling some of them "rapists." Trump denied that he was chastised by Priebus, saying the GOP leader only told him he hit a "nerve."
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