Bloomberg News reports:
Republican frontrunner Donald Trump said he would announce next week whether he would attend the first GOP presidential debate, but insisted he would not sign a required pledge to support the party’s nominee.
“I have a problem with the debate for another reason. I wouldn’t sign the pledge,” Trump told Newsmax’s Eric Bolling in an interview broadcast on Wednesday night. “I can name three or four people that I wouldn’t support for president,” he said, but then declining to name them. “So right there that’s a problem.”
In the Newsmax interview, Trump initially said he had already decided about the debate and would share that decision next week. But later he suggested he still had to make a decision, adding “I haven’t totally ruled it out.”
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Trump says he’ll announce next week whether he’ll take part in Republican debate, but he refuses to sign pledge to support whoever is the nominee https://t.co/qoUrEErx1u
— Bloomberg (@business) August 10, 2023
Trump says he won’t sign RNC loyalty pledge, will share debate plans next week | The Hill https://t.co/b9leitT4Hn
— Adam Kinzinger (Slava Ukraini) 🇺🇸🇺🇦 (@AdamKinzinger) August 10, 2023
Donald Trump said he won’t sign a pledge to support the Republican nominee if he loses the GOP presidential primary, flouting a requirement for appearing in the first debate. The former president said he will announce next week whether he’ll participate. https://t.co/o2uEKGDFte
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 10, 2023
🚨 Donald Trump said he won’t sign the loyalty pledge required by the RNC to participate in the first debate.
“I can name three or four people that I wouldn’t support for President.”
RNC rule change coming soon??? pic.twitter.com/kUJcsDKQuk
— Christopher Webb (@cwebbonline) August 10, 2023