Former presidential candidate Donald Trump warns that Republican hopefuls are hurting their party with their vicious attacks on each other.
“It’s a very nasty race,” the real estate mogul said on “Face the Nation” on CBS today. "I’ve never seen anything like this. It’s Republican against Republican and yet the level of hatred, I guess you can say, I mean there’s no other word for it, is unbelievable.
“And the question is, are they hurting themselves? Are they hurting the party? Are they hurting the Republicans? And are they hurting their chances of winning an election against Barack Obama? And probably, the answer is yes.”
As for his own on-again, off-again presidential aspirations, Trump said he still is “thinking about” rejoining the race because he sees the country “going to hell in a hand basket.”
On the other hand, Trump, who has switched his voter registration from Republican to independent, that, if it weren’t for his TV show “The Apprentice,” “I probably would have maybe just kept going because I was doing well, as you know. I was leading in the polls.”
However, deciding to run would be tough because “I love my business. I love what I’m doing. I love this whole thing of what Donald Trump does.
Running for president is “not something I want to do,” Trump said, adding, “I will certainly think about doing it after the show ends” if he doesn’t believe the GOP nominee can beat President Barack Obama.
But really, he said, he’d rather stick to business. “I mean, I built a great company, a great business,” he said. “I hope I don’t have to [run for president], but I may. Absolutely. The number one thing for me is this country. Our country’s in a lot of trouble. So I may. I hope I don’t have to.”
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