Reality TV star Donald Trump is continuing to hint at a third party presidential bid, telling Fox News’ Greta van Susteren that he could defeat President Obama in a hypothetical match-up — by winning African-American voters away from the nation’s first black president.
“I think I’d get a great cross-section,” Trump told Van Susteren. “I think I’d get Hispanic votes, frankly. I think — and people smile when I say it — I think I’d do great with the African American votes. I think I’d do great with that.”
Video of the interview is below, courtesy of Mediaite:
Trump, who has been talking about a third party run for months, wasn’t always so optimistic about winning over minority voters. Last April, he responded to talk show host Fred Dicker’s comment on Obama’s overwhelming support among the group by saying
“I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks. But unfortunately, it seems that, you know, the numbers you cite are very, very frightening numbers.”