IF TRUE, THEN GOOD FOR HIM. Politico is reporting that, apparently so people will take his campaign more seriously (and to remove a line of attack for the upcoming debate), that Donald Trump will pledge to support the GOP nominee and not run an independent bid for the White House:
“[A] close associate said Trump has decided to give the completed pledge to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus during a meeting at Trump Tower shortly after 1 p.m. today. Trump is scheduled to hold a news conference on an unspecified topic at 2 p.m.”
That’s the right move for Trump, and for the Party. If this pans out, I take back my criticism of the effort to secure this from him, which in hindsight will have proven wise; even if the pledge is unenforceable, it creates a public opinion hurdle for Trump should he try to go back on his word.