Following the S&P downgrade of the United States’ credit rating, Trump told CNN that: “If the economy continues to go the way it’s going, and if the republicans pick the wrong candidate, I would certainly consider it.”
The quirky mogul decided against running for the Republican nomination in May, but he has stated a few times that the question of him running for president in 2012 is not definitively settled.
“I made a decision for a reason and I will tell you I was happy with the decision,” Trump said.
This time, he’s taking a different direction and signaling that any bid would be outside the major parties.
“I would seriously consider [running] as an independent,” Trump remarked. “I think it’s maybe time for that.”