Donald Trump Won't Make Pledge
Yesterday's debate started off with a bang from
Donald Trump when he said he would not be willing to pledge his
support to the GOP nominee - it's possible Trump could still run
as a third-party candidate if he isn't supported by the
Republican party in the 2016 election.
Trump made the remarks when moderator Bret Baier asked if there
was anyone "who is
unwilling tonight, to pledge your support to the eventual
nominee of the Republican Party, and pledge to not run an
independent campaign against that person?"
Rand Paul (R-KY), Senator from Kentucky, went after Donald Trump for refusing to pledge that he would support the
GOP nominee. Paul accused Trump of hedging his bet on the
Clintons. Paul went further to say that Trump is already
hedging his bets, because heís used to buying politicians.
Trump retorted that he had given Paul plenty of money.
The feeling among Republicans is that if Trump
jumps ship and runs as an independent, it would almost certainly hand the race over to
Here is what Donald
Trump had to say about the pledge, "I cannot say. I have to respect the person
that, if itís not me, the person that wins. If I do win, and Iím
leading by quite a bit - thatís what I want to do. I can totally
make that pledge if Iím the nominee, I will pledge I will not
an Independent. But I am discussing it with everybody. Iím talking about a lot of leverage. We want to win, and we will
win. But I want to win as the Republican. I want to run as the
Did Trump hurt himself or gain more supporters?
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