Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump now says he will "absolutely" consider a third-party run for president if the Republican National Committee is "not fair" to his Republican bid.

Just two weeks ago, Trump told the Washington Examiner's Byron York that "My sole focus is to run as a Republican, because of the fact that I believe that is the best way we can defeat the Democrats." Trump also told the Examiner that Ross Perot's third party candidacy had "totally" allowed Bill Clinton to attain the presidency.

"I think every single vote that went to Ross Perot came from [George H.W.] Bush … Virtually every one of his 19 percentage points came from the Republicans. If Ross Perot didn't run, you have never heard of Bill Clinton," Trump said two weeks ago.

Trump changed his tune on a third-party run Wednesday, however, telling The Hill that "so many people" want him to run as a third-party candidate if he fails to get the GOP nod that he will now consider it.

"The RNC has not been supportive. They were always supportive when I was a contributor," Trump said. "I was their fair-haired boy. The RNC has been, I think, very foolish."

"I'm not in the gang. I'm not in the group where the group does whatever it's supposed to do," Trump said. "I want to do what's right for the country — not what's good for special interest groups that contribute, not what's good for the lobbyists and the donors."

A confidential source told the press that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus spoke to Trump for an hour earlier this month and asked Trump to "tone it down" after his controversial immigration comments. Trump disputed that narrative on Twitter and claimed Priebus had merely spoken to him for 10 minutes and told him he hit a "nerve" on the immigration issue.

In an unusual step, the RNC then rebuked Trump's comments this week on Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., saying there is "no place in our party" for the claims that McCain is not a war hero because he was captured during the Vietnam War.

Trump isn't concerned with the RNC's rebuke however. He said Wednesday that his outsider status allows him to "speak the truth."

"Our country is in big trouble, and I know how to turn it around," he said. "I've got a lot of knowledge having to do with government. For the debates, I'll work on that," he said. "As far as the debate is concerned, these politicians debate every night. That's all they do is talk. I don't do that. I do other things. I'm a job creator."