Washington : All three GOP candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich have revoked their pledge to support each other on the eventual Republican nominee in a television town hall in Milwaukee with CNN on Tuesday night.
When asked by CNN’s Anderson Cooper if he continued to pledge to support whoever the Republican nominee is?. Trump said “No, I don’t anymore.”
The New York billionaire front-runner said that he has “been treated very unfairly” by the Republican National Committee and party establishment figures.
Trump also accused rival Cruz of “essentially saying the same thing” in response to a question about the pledge.
Kasich, meanwhile, said “All of us shouldn’t even have answered that question,” on the pledge party officials asked all the candidates to sign in September.
Cruz when asked the same question by Cooper earlier, said, “I’m not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and my family … I think nominating Donald Trump would be an absolute trainwreck, I think it would hand the general election to Hillary Clinton.”
The real estate mogul said that he doesn’t need Cruz’s as he had tremendous support right now from the people.
“I don’t really want him to do something he’s not comfortable with,” trump said.
During the first GOP debate in August 2015 the party loyalty pledge had initially come up.
At the time, Trump was the only candidate in the Fox News hosted debate to decline to rule out an independent presidential bid.
Trump had earlier pledged to allegiance to the Republican Party and for the conservative principles for which it stands.
He affirmed that if he does not win the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States, he would endorse the 2016 Republican presidential nominee regardless of who it was. (ANI)