American broadcaster Terry James has told talkRADIO how the introduction of Evan McMullin as an independent candidate for the US presidency could spell disaster for Donald Trump.
Former CIA operative McMullin entered the race for the White House on Monday.
He is the chief policy officer of the House Republican Conference and is backed by an anti-Trump group.
McMullin has been a firm critic of the outspoken billionaire on social media, calling the businessman an "authoritarian".
In a statement, he said: "It's never too late to do the right thing, and America deserves much better than either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton can offer.
"I humbly offer myself as a leader who can give millions of disaffected Americans a conservative choice for President."
James, a radio host for WJBC AM 1230 in Illinois, explained how McMullin's candidacy spells bad news for the Republican candidate.
"This can only hurt Donald Trump," he told Jonny Gould. "I think what people want now is to feel comfortable about our future in America.
"He's [McMullin] very conservative, He worked for the CIA. He's got a lot of government and world affairs experience. He's very knowledgeable about military affairs – all things Donald Trump is not.
"We're hearing it now that he may get the support of major political leaders.
"This could be disastrous for the Trump campaign."
Listen to the full interview above