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Donald Trump is no longer a Republican

Once the most Republican of Republicans, the billionaire has officially left the party – only to ensure that Obama can be beaten next year.

Image: Donald Traill/AP/Press Association Images

DONALD TRUMP HAS changed his voter registration details in New York so that he is no longer affiliated with any party.

The one-time staunch member of the Republican Party filed new paperwork to confirm he is now unaffiliated.

The billionaire star of the US programme The Apprentice has changed his affiliation in order to leave his options open in terms of next year’s presidential election.

Trump had previously announced his interest in running for the 2012 presidency.

A spokesman for Trump said the billionaire may enter the race if Republicans fail to nominate a candidate who he feels can defeat President Barack Obama.

Independents would not usually be able to threaten GOP nominees but Trump’s substantial wealth could even the field – even with Obama’s cash-rich re-election campaign.

However, the spokesman added that Trump’s commitment to hosting The Apprentice will keep him from making a decision until at least May. So maybe he’s still not too serious about becoming the next President of the United States then?

-Additional reporting by AP

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