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Wed Mar 30, 2016, 12:47 AM

Trump tonight publicly REVOKED his promise to run as a Republican.

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/30/donald-trump-revokes-pledge-to-support-republican-nominee

Donald Trump has backtracked on his much ballyhooed pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee as he deals with swirling controversy after his campaign manager was charged with assaulting a reporter.

At CNN town hall, Trump doubles back on promise to support Republican nominee – as it happened
Corey Lewandowski charged with battery over incident with Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields during a Trump rally earlier this month. In a television town hall in Milwaukee with CNN on Tuesday night, Trump insisted he had been “treated very unfairly” by the Republican National Committee and the establishment and revoked the commitment he signed in September. Although the Republican frontrunner previously hinted that he might do so, saying the RNC was “in default”, he had never explicitly revoked his commitment until Tuesday.

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Trump was not the only candidate to leave the door open to not backing the GOP nominee in November. Ted Cruz who pledged in March to support the party’s nominee regardless, said of Trump: “I am not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and my family and I think our wife and kids should be off limits.”

This repeated previous statements that Cruz has made in recent days after Trump’s threat to “spill the beans” on his wife and accused the frontrunner of spreading lies about him in a supermarket tabloid. This was echoed by Kasich, appearing after Trump, who said: “I gotta see what happens. If the nominee’s somebody who’s hurting the country I can’t stand behind them.” The Ohio governor had also previously pledged to support the party’s eventual nominee.

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Reply Trump tonight publicly REVOKED his promise to run as a Republican. (Original post)
pnwmom Mar 2016 OP
TreasonousBastard Mar 2016 #1
Wilms Mar 2016 #3
Cali_Democrat Mar 2016 #2
SHRED Mar 2016 #4
Agnosticsherbet Mar 2016 #5
chillfactor Mar 2016 #6
Hydra Mar 2016 #7
3catwoman3 Mar 2016 #8
pablo_marmol Mar 2016 #9
pampango Mar 2016 #10
tclambert Mar 2016 #11
Glassunion Mar 2016 #12

Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 12:51 AM

1. Best news ever!

Either Hillary or Bernie vs Trump and Cruz-- if we screw that up we should just pack it in.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 12:57 AM

3. "if we screw that up we should just pack it in."

 



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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 12:55 AM

2. Awesome. nt

 

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 01:02 AM

4. Next step will be be leaves and runs alone

 

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 01:04 AM

5. Actually, he has been treated unfairly by the Republican National Committee and the establishment

They have openly endorsed using any means to make sue the does not get the nomination.
I applaud his decision to turn on them.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 01:07 AM

6. Great news

Split the GOP vote.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 01:07 AM

7. I thought this might happen

The GOP Leadership is openly trying to eject him from their process. The question is how far he wants to go with this now. Will he see how far he can go and then drop out, then blame the GOP for undermining him so he can say he could have won it? Will he run 3rd party just to monkeywrench them? Will he make a full effort 3rd party run and crash the GOP in the process?

Any way you slice it, the GOP Leadership is screwn.

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Response to Hydra (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 01:45 AM

8. "Screwn." Love it. And I hope so.

Is that the past pluperfect?

A traveler who is a huge fan of seafood arrives in Boston for the first time. He leaves the airport and hails a cab. After he gets in, he excitedly says to the cabbie, "Hey, I'm new in town. Can you tell me a good place to go to get scrod?" The cabbie replies [in a thick Boston accent], "Pal, I've got to congratulate you. I've heard that question a lot over the years, but that's the first time I've ever heard it in the pluperfect subjunctive."

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 02:43 AM

9. Yup.....just about snorted blood over 'screwn'!

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 05:15 AM

10. He said he would not support a republican nominee if it's not him but he would be happy

to run as the official republican nominee, according to the article.

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Response to pnwmom (Original post)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 04:48 PM

11. Who could have ever guessed Donald Trump would refuse to honor a signed contract?

Now that there is a long list.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #11)

Wed Mar 30, 2016, 04:52 PM

12. I don't think he can get out of the one he signed with the devil though...

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