Embattled GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump says he has been urged to run as an independent as Ross Perot did in 1992, but his inclination is to remain a Republican.
Trump has received public tongue-lashings even from fellow Republicans for his comments on illegal immigrants in his June 16 presidential announcement. He and his businesses have been dumped
by the likes of NBCUniversal, Univision, the PGA, NASCAR and Macys.
But his poll numbers have him second only to frontrunner Jeb Bush, and a Rasmussen poll
shows that most Americans agree with his views of immigration.
On Tuesday, Fox News Channel's Greta Van Susteren
asked Trump if he has considered going third party.
"Many people have asked me to do that," Trump said.
He said he loves the Republican Party, though he thinks it is making "tremendous mistakes" on immigration and other issues.
He called Bush's pro-Common Core stance and immigration position "baby stuff."
"So I will tell you I have many people that have asked me to go independent, and I think I would do very well if I went independent," he said. But, he added, "That's not my thinking. My thinking is to run as a Republican."
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