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Trump, who polls show is the front-runner for the GOP nomination, promised party leaders in December that he would run under the Republican banner and support the eventual nominee. But he said during a news conference in South Carolina on Monday that the party has broken the agreement by packing the weekend debate audience with party loyalists who booed him and for failing to condemn Sen. Ted Cruz' intensifying attacks.
“I signed a pledge but it’s a double-edge pledge, and as far as I’m concerned they’re in default," Trump said of the Republican National Committee. "That means the other side can do what they have to do."
Trump also threatened on Monday to file a lawsuit against Cruz (R-Texas) challenging his eligibility for president unless Cruz stops running ads containing what Trump called "lies." Trump has taken issue with Cruz ads suggesting he's in favor of abortion rights, Obamacare and gun control.
"If Ted is going to continue to lie with such desperation, I have no choice but to fight back," Trump said in a statement. "One of the ways I can fight back is to bring a lawsuit against him relative to the fact that he was born in Canada and therefore cannot be President. If he doesn’t take down his false ads and retract his lies, I will do so immediately."
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
“I signed a pledge but it’s a double-edge pledge, and as far as I’m concerned they’re in default,"
"I, _______, affirm that if I do not win the 2016 Republican nomination for President of the United States I will endorse the 2016 Republican presidential nominee, regardless of who it is."
It continues: "I further pledge that I will not seek to run as an independent or write-in candidate nor will I seek to accept the nomination for president of any other party."
originally posted by: RainbowPhoenix
To be fair here he is right about at least one thing in that Ted Cruz's birth in Canada would disqualify him from being able to be the United States President. In which case why is Cruz even running and been allowed to get this far into the game? What Trump basically said is "I am and have been calling you out on this and nobody else seems to mind or notice but I will stop if you stop trash talking about me in your ads."
Apparently the GOP PURPOSELY staffed the audience of the debate with "party loyalists"
I think trump would make a horrible president, but there was no Apparently about it, It was a blatant setup by the GOP establishment.
As for threatening independent run, I think its a good strategy and I always said that Ron Paul should have done the same in order for the GOP to have played nice.
Bernie might want to consider the same strategy when Hillary and the DNC goes full force against him.
He's bound to face some boos here and there and to chalk up any instances where this happens as manufactured resistance is rather naive.
It's a good strategy to guarantee that the other side wins the election. If we want 3rd party runs to mean sometime then we need to overhaul our election system so that it doesn't primarily support two party elections.
originally posted by: Discotech
a reply to: Krazysh0t
The bigger point raised is, do you all want a president who's going to keep going back on his word whenever things get a little hot for him ?