Trump Says Those Who Broke 'The Pledge' Shouldn't be Allowed to Run Again

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump called into Trump & Friends--sorry, Fox & Friends--Monday morning to talk about a broad range of subjects. During his segment, the topic of the infamous Republican pledge came up.

Host Brian Kilmeade asked Trump:

"Do you think that there should be retribution, and they should not be allowed to run again?"

Trump responded:

"Well, they signed a contract, Brian. And the contract is so clear. It's so clear. It said 'I will endorse the person that, you know, wins the primaries' right? And I won--not only did I win, I got 14 million votes...They signed an agreement...They say 'what wonderful people.' Nobody talks about the fact that they violated the pledge."

After co-host Steve Doocy breathlessly asked how anyone could possibly trust these terrible pledge violators in the future, Trump made his position very clear:

"These people all wanna run in four years, right? If I were the head of the Republican Party, I'd say 'You can't do it!'"

On Sunday's Face the Nation, RNC Chair Reince Priebus issued a similar threat to those who dare violate the precious pledge.

Interestingly enough, both Trump and Priebus seem to be forgetting about when the mogul broke the pledge in March during a CNN town hall:

ANDERSON COOPER: "Do you continue to pledge whoever the Republican nominee is?"

TRUMP: "Uh, no I don't anymore."


Regardless, it appears that Trump and the RNC will have only one answer going forward for former GOP candidates who now refuse to back Trump:

Trump mocked your wife's appearance in front of millions? Pledge.

Trump implied your father was in cahoots with Lee Harvey Oswald? Pledge.

Trump says he's going to start a Super PAC to knock you out of the senate? Pledge.

Trump doesn't have a conservative bone in his body? Pledge.

Trump himself broke the pledge? Pledge.

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