Most conservatives have viewed Trump as the shoo-in to take the Republican nomination. Now all of that has changed.
Because Trump made one 2024 announcement that changed the entire race.
Former President Donald Trump is far and away the favorite to take on Joe Biden in the 2024 presidential election.
The numbers are truly one-sided, with Donald Trump garnering 53.7% of Republican support according to FiveThirtyEight’s average of polls.
But Trump is making clear that if he isn’t the nominee, he may not support the Republican Party.
Former President Donald Trump announced on Newsmax TV’s “The Balance” on Wednesday that he would not sign the Republican National Committee’s promise to support the GOP nominee for the first primary debate on Fox News on August 23.
“I’ve already decided,” Trump remarked, “and I’ll be announcing something next week.”
Host Eric Bolling said, “Fox senior executives came and had dinner with you and pitched you. Did they move the needle?”
Trump said, “Well they were very nice. Look, they were very nice.”
Bolling said, “The only reason I say this, I put a poll up on Twitter. At least two-thirds of the people don’t want you to do the debate because they feel it could be a setup. Are you concerned about Fox setting you up?”
Trump said, “Well, when you’re at 75, 78, 80%, and other guys are 0, 1%, 2%, 3%, you do say, ‘What’s the upside? Am I going to go up one point? But they could go up, you know. They’re not dumb people. They’re senators. They’re governors. They’re intelligent people. You have some very good people.”
Trump said, “I have a problem with the debate for another reason. I wouldn’t sign the pledge. Why would I sign a pledge if there are people on there that I wouldn’t have? I wouldn’t have certain people as, you know, somebody that I’d endorse. So, they want you to sign a pledge, but I can name three or four people that I wouldn’t support for president. So there is a problem right there.”
BREAKING: Donald Trump says he will not sign the RNC pledge to support the 2024 Republican nominee if he loses the GOP presidential primary pic.twitter.com/DS13byrsPW
— ALX 🇺🇸 (@alx) August 10, 2023
“Can I ask which three?” Bolling inquired.
Trump said, “There’s no reason to insult them but there are some people there that a lot of people wouldn’t endorse.”
He continued, “They’re not going to go anywhere, by the way. They’re not going to get it. But I wouldn’t endorse them.”
Bolling asked, “The RNC said that’s one of the requirements for— so you won’t sign it?”
Trump said, “Well, they have three or four people that I wouldn’t, you know— who would put these people as president?”
But this is all speculation – at the rate it’s going, Trump has the nomination.
Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.