Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, signed a loyalty pledge to the Republican Party on Thursday, which eliminates his ability to run independently or as a third party if he loses the Republican Party nomination.
“The best way for the Republicans to win is if I win the nomination and go directly against who ever they happen to put up and for that reason, I have signed the pledge,” he told the media at a press conference at Trump Tower in New York City. “So I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and the conservative principles for which it stands and we will go out and will fight hard and we will win.”
“We will win,” He repeated. “And most importantly we will make our country great again, because that’s what it’s all about. We have to make our country great again.”
Trump also took his time on the podium to express his thought on Hillary Clinton’s campaign, “I think Hillary is going to have a very hard time, frankly, getting to the starting gate.”
Though Trump doesn’t have faith in Clinton these days, that wasn’t always the case. Records show that between 2002 and 2008, he donated at least $10,800 to her presidential and Senate election campaigns.
Now, we all know that Trump is one egotistical man. But apparently America is supporting him nonetheless. He has been beating all of his fellow GOP candidates in the polls since announcing his candidacy in June. The only hiccup (let’s be real—one of the many hiccups) was the criticism of the business man’s loyalty to the Republican Party.
The document Trump signed states, “I, Donald Trump, affirm that 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.”
Prior to singing the loyalty pledge, NBC News reported that the 69-year-old candidate met privately with the Republican National Committee Chairman, Reince Priebus. The RNC has also reached out to other candidates for their pledges as well.
“This is far and away the best way to secure victory against the Democrats in November 2016. I am leading in all local and national polls—my whole life has been about wining and this is what must be done in order to win the election and, most importantly, to Make America Great Again!,” Trump said in a statement.
Trump was also asked his opinion on Kanye West’s VMA 2020 Presidential Campaign announcement, and surprisingly, he had nothing but kind words for the artist.
The Republican candidate recently told Rolling Stone that the rapper “is actually a different kind of person than people think. He’s a nice guy.”
“Kanye West, I love him,” Trump said. “Maybe in a few years, I’ll have to run against him. I don’t know. I’ll take that back. He’s been so nice to me, You people have sort of seen—because I’ve been a counter puncher. I only hit people when they hit me. And Kanye West is so great. I would never say bad things about his because he says such nice things about me.”