After Donald Trump yesterday threatened Republican Party bosses that he might bolt the GOP and contend for the presidency with a third party, Ben Carson has responded to new reports of last Monday’s Stop Trump smoke-filled room with the following statement:

“If the leaders of the Republican Party want to destroy the party, they should continue to hold meetings like the one described in the Washington Post this morning.

If this was the beginning of a plan to subvert the will of the voters and replace it with the will of the political elite, I assure you Donald Trump will not be the only one leaving the party.

I pray that the report in the Post this morning was incorrect. If it is correct, every voter who is standing for change must know they are being betrayed. I won’t stand for it.

This process is the one played out by our party. If the powerful try to manipulate it, the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next summer may be the last convention. I am prepared to lose fair and square, as I am sure is Donald. But I will not sit by and watch a theft. I intend on being the nominee. If I am not, the winner will have my support. If the winner isn’t our nominee then we have a massive problem. My campaign is about ‘We the People’ not ‘They the Powerful.’”’ [1]

Trump and Carson, the only two Republican candidates to have led the GOP field since early summer, have at times accounted for almost 50% of the party’s primary voters. With Carson lashing out at the machinations of the Republican National Committee in these dire terms, there can be no doubt that to expect the collapse of the Republicans as a national force is no longer far-fetched, but eminently realistic. The Tax Wall Street Party calls on all persons of good will to make our-long standing GOP collapse scenario into a reality as quickly as possible.

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