Apparently, a pledge signed by Republicans is not even as good as the paper they signed. Tuesday night, at a CNN Republican Candidate’s Town Hall, the three men remaining in the race to be the nominee of their chosen party, have all said they have reneged on their earlier pledge to support the chosen nominee if that nominee is Donald Trump. Donald Trump then pledged he will not support any other nominee as the Republican Party has not played fair with this campaign. Last September, the GOP’s presidential candidates, all 17 of them did sign a loyalty oath to the party. Anderson Cooper, the moderator of the Town Hall, asked Trump whether he is sticking with his pledge to support the nominee to which Trump replied, “No, I don’t anymore,” then Trump said. “No, we’ll see who it is.”
Senator Ted Cruz, (R-TX) that he cannot support Donald Trump anymore after what he described as an attack by Trump on his wife, Heidi. Cruz said Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s unflattering tweets about his wife went too far. “I’m not in the habit of supporting someone who attacked my wife and attacked my family,” Cruz said. “I think that is going beyond the line. I think our wives, I think our kids, should be off limits. They don’t belong in the attacks.” “Listen, I’m not an easy person to tick off,” Cruz continued. “But when you go after my wife, when you go after my daughters, that does it. And I think — I want this race to stay focused on policy and issues and solutions to the real problems facing America. That’s where I’m going to stay focused. But if other candidates don’t, I think that’s beyond the pale.”
These complaints by Cruz were answered by Trump by declaring that it was Cruz himself who started the war of words on their respected wives when Cruz allowed an old nude modeling ad of Trump’s wife, Melina, to be used in an anti-Trump Super PAC ad. Trump has also been accused by the Cruz campaign as to be the source for a National Enquirer story that accused Cruz of multiple extramarital affairs. Trump has stated that he had nothing to do with the story. “I had nothing to do whatsoever with the National Enquirer, and neither did the campaign,” Trump told ABC News in a phone interview Sunday. “And I will tell you — for him to try and say that I had to do with it try and put the shoe on the other foot is disgraceful.”
As far as the other candidate in the Republican race, Governor John Kasich, (R-OH), has also stated that he may not back the Republican nominee, “If the nominee is somebody that I think is really hurting the country and dividing the country, I can’t stand behind them,” Kasich said. Kasich was then asked if Donald Trump is such a candidate and Kasich said that’s up to voters, and wouldn’t answer for himself.