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Trump might run as third-party candidate if Republicans don’t back him for President

Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis could be Republican opponents in the coming Presidential race.
Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis could be Republican opponents in the coming Presidential race.

US: Former United States President Donald Trump has signaled that he might run as a third-party candidate if he doesn’t get the support of Republicans in the next presidential election.

Trump posted an article titled ‘The Coming Split’ on his Truth Social account which argues that if the Republicans opt against Trump as its 2024 nominee, then he should run as a third-party candidate, Newsweek reported.

This comes after Florida Governor Ron DeSantis emerged as one of the frontrunners with the backing of many Republicans. However, Trump still enjoys support from the conservative Republicans even though candidates he endorsed suffered defeats in the US midterm elections.

“Do I think Trump can win as a third-party candidate? No. Would I vote for him as a third-party candidate? Yes,” the article’s author, Dan Gelernter, wrote.

Trump had sought to use the midterms as an opportunity to prove his enduring political influence after losing the White House in 2020. He endorsed more than 330 candidates and many of them echoed Trump’s allegations of a stolen 2020 election and embraced hardline views on abortion. After many of them lost and Ron DeSantis secured a handsome win, Trump publicly lashed out at his Republican colleague. “Ron DeSanctimonious is playing games! The Fake News asks him if he’s going to run if President Trump runs, and he says, ‘I’m only focused on the Governor’s race, I’m not looking into the future,’” Trump had said in the statement. “Well, in terms of loyalty and class, that’s really not the right answer.”

At 44, DeSantis is more than three decades younger than the 76-year-old Trump and would provide a forward-looking contrast to the octogenarian Biden. He is especially popular with conservatives for taking the lead on culture war issues concerning race and gender.

America’s comeback starts right now, Donald Trump said back in November while launching his Presidential bid to “make America great again”.

- INDIA TODAY


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