Best-selling thriller writer Brad Thor on Thursday left the door open to running for president on a third-party ticket, telling TheBlaze founder Glenn Beck that he'd consider running if he could get to 15 percent in the polls.
Beck, who supports neither Trump nor Clinton, speculated with cohosts Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere about the possibility of a "President Thor." Thor previously expressed interest in debating presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump on stage, but to get there he would need at least 15 percent support in national polls.
If it takes formally declaring my candidacy to get on stage to shred Trump, consider this my declaration. #Thor2016— Brad Thor (@BradThor) August 28, 2015
"This is how you get the debate you’ve asked for. All you have to do is get to 15 percent in the polls," Burguiere said.
Thor replied by saying that if he can get to 15 percent, then he would run against Trump and presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton: "With the radio show, you can get me to 15 percent? If you can get me to 15 percent, I’ll run."
Beck then told the conservative author that he could get to 15 percent "easy" and that he is "serious" about wanting him to run for president.
Gray and Burguiere joined in on imagining a Trump-Clinton-Thor debate.
“Imagine Brad Thor going up against Trump and Clinton on the same stage," Burguiere said. "Not to mention, President Thor. We are the biggest badasses ever."
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