New York businessman and GOP front-runner Donald Trump, Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich have all disavowed earlier pledges to support the eventual GOP nominee.
All three abandoned earlier vows to publicly support the nominee at a town hall meeting in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, hosted by CNN on Tuesday.
In renouncing his signed pledge, Trump did admit he would wait and see which candidate would rise at the GOP convention before offering support. Trump also repeated his long-standing contention he has been “treated very unfairly” during the campaign.
“I’m the front-runner by a lot. I’m beating Ted Cruz by millions of votes. This was not going to happen with the Republican Party. People who have never voted before, Democrats and independents are pouring in and voting for me,” Trump added.
For his part, Gov. Kasich said he would have to “wait and see” who is chosen at the convention.
“I’m not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and attacks my family,” Cruz stated reluctantly.
When pushed by host Anderson Cooper, Cruz said Trump would not be the nominee and countering a third attempt by Cooper for a more definitive answer, tersely stated he had given an answer to the question.
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