Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is again declining to commit to supporting the GOP nominee or rule out running as a third-party candidate if he loses the nomination, declaring he wants to be treated fairly by the party establishment.
“I will be looking at who the nominee is, and I think people will be very happy with my decision,” Trump said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“I want to run as a Republican,” Trump said, adding, “It’s not a question of win or lose, it’s a question of treatment. I want to be treated fair.”
During a televised town hall last week, the New York real estate mogul said he would no longer adhere to a loyalty pledge he signed promising to support the party’s eventual nominee. Trump’s remaining Republican rivals, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, have also eschewed the pledge.
If he wins the GOP nomination, Trump said he isn’t looking for the endorsement of his rivals, particularly Cruz.
“He doesn’t have to endorse me,” Trump added. “I don’t need his support. I have the support of the people.”