Trump warns Republicans against pushing a third-party candidate

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 21, 2016 3:22 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday warned Republicans against backing a third-party candidate should he win the party's nomination, saying doing so would hand the election to the Democrats.

"Democrats are going to win almost certainly," Trump said at a news conference in commenting on the prospects of Republicans trying to coalesce around a third-party candidate to prevent him from winning office. "You can't be that spiteful because you would destroy the country."

(Reporting by Emily Flitter and Steve Holland; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Eric Beech)