During a CNN Town Hall event on Tuesday night, Donald Trump refused to commit to endorsing the Republican nominee if he fails to reach the necessary delegates prior to the RNC convention!
Trump won’t pledge to support nominee
And he said he doesn’t care if Ted Cruz does either.
“No, I won’t,” Donald Trump said when asked if he would keep the promise to back the eventual nominee. “(Cruz) was essentially saying the same thing. He doesn’t have to support me.”
Trump repeated that he doesn’t believe he’s being treated “fairly” by the GOP and the Republican establishment.
During the same event, Trump also reaffirmed his support for campaign manager Corey Lewandowski after charges were filed against him over a physical altercation with a reporter.
Donald Trump on Tuesday mocked a reporter who brought simple battery charges against his campaign manager, saying she had changed her story about the incident.
At a town hall on CNN, Trump said he would not fire the aide, Corey Lewandowski, saying he stood by his people, and disputed the woman’s initial account of the incident earlier this month in which she said she almost fell to the ground
“She’s not a baby. In her own words, ‘I was jolted backwards’ … She wasn’t ‘yanked down,'” Trump said, referring to a statement made by the reporter Michelle Fields, which he said was not reflected in scenes shown on a security tape that has since emerged.
Trump alleged that Fields, who worked at the time for Breitbart News, was in fact pushing Trump as he tried to leave a press conference and was brandishing a pen, which he said could have alarmed Secret Service agents protecting him.
He said that Lewandowski had been “unjustly accused.”
“It would be so easy for me to terminate this man, ruin his life, ruin his family … and say you are fired. I have fired many people, especially on ‘The Apprentice,'” Trump told moderator Anderson Cooper. “The problem is everybody dumps people when there is a sign of political incorrectness.”
In contrast, GOP opponent Ted Cruz said earlier at the town hall that he would “of course” ask his campaign manager to resign if he were charged with battery.
“It shouldn’t be complicated,” Cruz said. “Members of the campaign staff should not be physically assaulting the press.”
He added, “I will say it is consistent with the pattern of the Trump campaign. The culture of the campaign has been a campaign built on attacks and insults.”
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