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Trump Predictably Abandons Pledge to Support GOP Candidate

Trump Predictably Abandons Pledge to Support GOP Candidate April 1, 2016

When Donald Trump signed that pledge not to run as an independent if he doesn’t win the Republican nomination and to support the nominee, I wrote at the time that this was worth less than the paper it was printed on because he would invent some slight to justify breaking that pledge. I’m clearly a better prophet than Glenn Beck.

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Last year Donald Trump signed a pledge saying he’d back whoever becomes the GOP nominee. Now he doesn’t think he will.

“No, I don’t anymore,” Trump told Anderson Cooper at a town hall-style event hosted by CNN last night. “No, we’ll see who it is.”…

But in November, several months after signing the pledge, Trump caveated his promise.

“I will see what happens. I have to be treated fairly,” he said on ABC’s This Week.

Now it appears Trump has concluded he is indeed not being treated fairly. The frontrunner pointed to intensifying efforts to prevent him from winning the nomination despite a commanding delegate lead over rivals Ted Cruz and John Kasich.

“I have tremendous support right now from the people,” he told Cooper. “I have many more delegates than him,” he added, referring to Cruz.

Cruz and Kasich have also hinted at not necessarily following through on their pledges either. Isn’t it fun watching them rip each other apart? I’m having a blast. And I can hardly take credit for a prediction that was so obviously true. There was no way Trump was ever going to follow it. His ego is simply too big and his skin too thin.


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