With reports of Republican insiders backing other candidates to launch an anti-Trump campaign — certain Republicans are recruiting Mitt Romney to act as a Trump spoiler and now Gov. John Kasich releasing attack ads against the billionaire mogul — things might get ugly for the GOP in 2016.
Back in September, Republican front-runner Donald Trump signed a pledge with the RNC that he would not run as a third-party candidate should he not win the nomination. Trump’s requirement? They be nice to him and treat him fairly in the primaries.
However, with Republican insiders now plotting against him, Trump may be backtracking on the pledge.
When asked by ABC’s This Week host George Stephanopoulos if he would be reconsidering his pledge, the always ambiguous Trump gave neither a yes or no answer, but hinted that if things don’t continue to bode well from the GOP establishment, changes would be made:
We’ll see what happens. I have to be treated fairly. You know when I did this I said I have to be treated fairly. If I’m treated fairly, I’m fine. All I want to do is [have] a level playing field.
Donald Trump has been a vocal critic of just about everybody who has had the nerve to call him out, fact check him or question his insane (and often factually incorrect) narrative.
Trump’s elusive answer as to whether or not he’ll back out of his pledge shows one thing: he’s the epitome of a giant man-baby.
His inability to even grasp the realities of the political arena are striking. Everyone knows, and it’s been this way for over a hundred years in America, that politics is ugly. And what’s even uglier than the general election is the primary election. Each candidate, from both parties, have to show their members why they are better for their party than the other guy. And yes, it gets ugly. It gets ugly because every candidate has either done said something worthy of criticism, and it will get exposed and used against them. As it should.
Republicans are right for plotting against Trump, especially after his ID-all-Muslims comment.
In the Democratic primary, you have Sanders attacking Clinton for her ties to Wall Street, and you have Clinton attacking Sanders for his lack of foreign policy experience and gun record. But not once has either Clinton or Sanders thrown a hissy-fit for being treated “unfairly.”
Welcome to politics, Donald Trump! A place where not everyone kisses your ass or the ground the you walk on.
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