Donald Trump has been rubbing some members of the Republican party and the GOP establishment the wrong way. With comments about illegal immigrants flaring up tensions between Trump and Hispanic voters and recent comments about John McCain's military service sparking a flame with many conservatives, Trump's future may be in jeopardy.

Trump isn't one to give in under pressure, however, and he has told reporters that he has a backup plan which would dramatically alter the outcome of the 2016 election.

Citing a lack of respect and help from the GOP Trump said that he would "absolutely" continue running as an outside contender from a third political party. "The RNC has not been supportive," he said, speaking of his plans to push ahead to seek the presidency in 2016.

It's that brash confidence which has won Trump the acclaim and support of many Conservatives throughout the country.

But if Trump did mount a third party bid it's difficult to say what would be the effect on the conservative electorate. Would conservatives be split between two candidates and leave the door wide open for a Democratic candidate, such as Hillary Clinton, to sweep across the nation?

Whatever the outcome, it's clear that Trump is doing what he's best at--leading from the front.

h/t: The Hill

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