Republican front-runner, Donald Trump has backed out of a pledge to support anyone who emerges as the party’s nominee for the US presidential race.
Other candidates, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, have also backed out of the vow made at the instance of the Republican National Committee in September 2015 that the other candidates would support the eventual nominee.
In August 2015, Trump was the only one of the candidates to have refused to rule out running as a third party candidate, an idea he has since shelved.
Speaking with CNN on Tuesday, Trump said “No, I don’t anymore”, in response to a question on whether he would pledge his support to whoever the Republican nominee is.
He hinged his decision on the claim that he had been treated unfairly by the Republican National Committee and accused his main rival, Ted Cruz of being non-committal to the vow.
“I have been treated very unfairly. By basically the RNC (Republican National Committee), the Republican party, the establishment.
“I’ll see who it is. I’m not looking to hurt anybody. I love the Republican party,” he said.
He added that Cruz “doesn’t need to support me, I have tremendous support right now from the people.”
“I don’t really want him to do something he’s not comfortable with.”