This is bad folks. I heard him tell this to ABC a few weeks ago, and he clearly knows the costs of running Independent, especially since his is defining himself as a Republican (via WSJ):
Let me quote Mark Levin from his facebook:
Trump is NOT the real deal. He will get Obama re-elected. This is not a game. This is not a circus. He is not a conservative. He was happy to donate to Schumer, Weiner, & Emanuel campaigns last year. He was pro-choice recently and now claims to be pro-life. He sounds more & more like Ross Perot. If he runs as an Independent, Obama wins. We should not encourage this.
I completely agree. Let me again point to this chart if you have any doubts.
But even bigger than this is the fact that he is aligning himself with the Republican Party and if he were to run Independent as he suggests, knowing full well that the consequences of that decision, then I’d have no respect for the man. He will play spoiler because he wants to win and we’ll end up with another four years of Obama. This is the single biggest problem with Trump and the fact that he is even considering running Independent should scare the crap out of every one of you.
Do not support him. He is either an Obama lackey or a power hungry business man.
If you want to see the entire interview, and it’s a good one, visit the Wall St. Journal.