GOP frontrunner Donald Trump finally broke down and signed a loyalty pledge to the Republican Party Thursday, hopefully ending speculation that he will consider running as an independent should he lose the Republican nomination.
According to the USA Today, the bombastic billionaire predicted that he will win the Republican nomination anyway, saying, “I am leading in all local and national polls — my whole life has been about winning.”
Trump’s son Eric tweeted out a picture of his father holding a copy of the signed pledge:
Behind the scenes picture of my father signing the “pledge” — I am very proud of him! @RealDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/VD6McLebvD
— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 3, 2015
During his press conference, a reporter asked Trump what he got in return for signing the pledge.
“I got nothing,” Trump answered. “Other than the assurance that I would be treated fairly, and I’ve seen that over the last few months. They really have been very fair.”
He later added, “I see no circumstances under which I would tear up that pledge.”
The Republican National Committee sent the loyalty pledge to candidates on Wednesday.
It reads in part: “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. I further pledge that I will not seek to run as an independent or write-in candidate nor will I seek or accept the nomination for president of any other party.”
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