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Obama Says Backing Third-Party Candidate Is ‘a Vote for Trump’

  • He warns against supporting someone with ‘no chance to win’
  • Trump polls better in four-way race than against Clinton alone
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The First 2016 Presidential Debate in Three Minutes

President Barack Obama warned in a radio interview on Wednesday that Americans who vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson or Green Party candidate Jill Stein in November risk putting Donald Trump into the White House, as he sought to blunt momentum for third-party candidates.

“If you don’t vote, that’s a vote for Trump,” Obama said in an interview on the Steve Harvey Morning Show. “If you vote for a third-party candidate who’s got no chance to win, that’s a vote for Trump.”