At last night’s debate and again in the interviews that followed, Donald Trump appeared to unequivocally rule out an independent run. CNN reports:
Donald Trump committed Tuesday to not running for president as an independent — an idea he has floated in the past — during the CNN hosted Republican debate.
Trump said Thursday that he is “totally committed to the Republican Party” and said he feels “very honored to be the front-runner” after he was asked whether he was ready to commit to not running as a third-party candidate.
Trump said that he has “gained great respect for the Republican leadership” in recent weeks as well as his fellow Republican candidates for president.
Just last week, Trump floated the possibility of launching a third party bid. Republicans — including the Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus — roundly criticized his proposal to bar all foreign Muslims from entering the United States.
We’ll see how it lasts this time.