Trump Claims He Would Have Secured Libertarian Nomination Amid Mixed Reactions at Party Convention

According to Reported by ABC News, Former President Donald Trump asserted he would have “absolutely” secured the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination had he not already been the presumptive GOP nominee.

In a statement on Sunday, following his appearance at the Libertarian Party convention on Saturday, Trump noted the “enthusiasm” of the crowd, despite receiving a mixed response that included audible booing.

“The reason I didn’t file paperwork for the Libertarian Nomination, which I would have absolutely gotten if I wanted it (as everyone could tell by the enthusiasm of the Crowd last night!), was the fact that, as the Republican Nominee, I am not allowed to have the Nomination of another Party,” Trump wrote on his social media platform.

“Regardless, I believe I will get a Majority of the Libertarian Votes,” he added.

In his Sunday message, Trump also criticized Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who received a nomination to be a candidate at the Libertarian Party convention but ultimately was not chosen. from Yahoo

“‘Junior’ Kennedy is a Radical Left Democrat, who’s destroyed everything he’s touched, especially in New York and New England, particularly regarding the Cost and Practicality of Energy,” Trump wrote on TruthSocial. “He’s not a Libertarian. Only a FOOL would vote for him!”

Kennedy, who received an 11th-hour nomination but didn’t gather enough votes to continue, called the party’s move “an unexpected honor” on social media.

“What an unexpected honor to wake up this morning to a groundswell in the Libertarian Party seeking to nominate me. I would have accepted the nomination if offered because independents and third parties need to unite right now to reclaim our country from the corrupt two-party system,” Kennedy wrote on X, describing his speech at the convention as a “high point” of his campaign.

“While we may not agree on every downstream issue, our core values of peace, free speech, and civil liberties make us natural allies… Let’s take our country back,” he concluded.

Both candidates had been invited to speak at the convention by the party’s chair. Kennedy spoke on Friday, receiving a lukewarm response from members who mostly did not consider him a “real Libertarian.”

Trump’s speech on Saturday was more tumultuous, marked by constant booing and some physical altercations with law enforcement during his brief remarks focused on courting the Libertarian voting bloc.

Kennedy’s running mate, Nicole Shanahan, who was scheduled to address the convention on Sunday afternoon, left without speaking after Kennedy was eliminated. As Reported by CNN

However, Shanahan spoke with reporters on Saturday about the opposition to Kennedy’s presence at the convention, stating, “I think there’s a great deal of possibility of success in us working together.”

Shanahan described Trump’s speech as highlighting a “division in this country,” claiming Kennedy aims to “heal that divide.”

Chase Oliver, a millennial political activist embraced by the more left-leaning wing of the Libertarian Party, secured the party’s presidential nomination after seven rounds of voting at their convention on Sunday.