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Trump: I Won’t Rule Out an Independent Run Even Though I Already Did

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 9:55 am

Donald Trump won’t rule out an independent run.

Of course, he already did rule out an independent run.

But of course he is a gigantic liar whose word is worthless, so nobody believed him which makes the lying OK.

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump would not rule out making a run for president as an Independent despite signing a pledge in September saying he would support the eventual GOP nominee instead of running a third-party bid.

“I’m going to have to see what happens. I will see what happens. I have to be treated fairly,” Trump said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” when asked about a new guerrilla effort by operatives within the Republican Party to derail Trump’s candidacy. “When I did this, I said I have to be treated fairly. If I’m treated fairly, I’m fine. All I want to do is [have] a level playing field.”

Verdict: this is a scandal manufactured by the media and selective editing and how DARE you make something of it?! Trump supporters will of course be unfazed — just as they would be unfazed if Trump announced that he was going to sacrifice the first-born of every household to The Great God Clarence. Just as they would be unfazed if Trump knocked at their door and took a drunken swing at them for not buying local. “I deserved that,” Trump supporters would say, rubbing their sore jaw. “Honey, go get our firstborn.”

UPDATE: Here’s Trump, saying about a Black Lives Matter protestor who was apparently punched while trying to disrupt Trump’s speech, “maybe he should have been roughed up.” While I support using force if necessary to remove a disruption, I see that as different from saying a protestor “maybe should have been roughed up” — which strikes me as a leftist response (“I don’t like that guy’s views! Let’s get him!”) But never mind that. What I find more interesting about the clip is that Trump’s knock on Hillary is not that she is dishonest or power-hungry but that she lacks “stamina.” Is that the issue? She would be great if only she had more stamina?


UPDATE x3: The good thing about Trump’s circus of a candidacy is that it allows Ted Cruz to portray himself as the sane, electable guy.

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