Real estate mogul Donald Trump has officially switched his party affiliation from Republican to “unaffiliated”, according to ABC News’s Michael Falcone; a move that will further fuel speculation he’ll soon announce a third-party presidential run.
According to Falcone’s source, he did so because he is “disgusted with the way Republicans are handling matters in Washington, including the recent payroll tax cut deal.”
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 wasn’t 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.
Michael Cohen, a political advisor for Trump said if the reality TV star was to secure a spot on the Americans Elect ticket, “the merger would be something that both parties sould become concerned about.”
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