And at 2:00 PM, every member of the Republican Party breathed a sigh of relief.
This was one of our favorite moments in the first GOP debate.
Yet like most beautiful things, a Donald Trump third party candidacy – if he were not to get the Republican nomination – was just too glorious for this world.
In a press conference this afternoon, Trump signed the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) “Loyalty Pledge.” It’s a pledge that states if the candidate were to not get the Republican nomination, they would endorse the GOP nominee – despite who the candidate is – and would not seek to run as an independent or write-in candidate for president.
I can see many within the GOP breathing a sigh of relief after that press conference. As the above video shows, Trump had made no promises he would sign any type of pledge in the past. But with the RNC threatening candidates that if they didn’t sign the pledge, they would not be able to participate in the remaining GOP debates, Trump got the hint quick.
It’s no secret a Donald Trump third-party candidacy would cause indescribable havoc for the Republican Party in the 2016 presidential election; but as Trump said in his presser today, he’s “totally pledging” himself to the party’s ideals and has “no intentions” of changing his mind.
Then again, he’s starting to gain a sizable lead in the GOP primary field. With a guy like Trump signing that pledge, he must truly believe that he will win the party’s nomination.
Now granted, we aren’t completely sold on Trump getting the GOP nomination, but if these polls hold up, him signing this pledge could have just been a moot point.
But seriously though, Trump ain’t winning.
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