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Trump says he won’t sign pledge to endorse eventual 2024 GOP presidential candidate

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Former President Donald Trump vowed on Wednesday not to pledge to support the eventual GOP nominee in 2024 – a requirement to participate in the first GOP presidential primary debate, which he has still not pledged to attend .

“I wouldn’t sign the pledge. Why should I sign a pledge? There are people there that I wouldn’t have. I wouldn’t have certain people like, you know, someone I would approve of,” Trump, 77, told Newsmax host Eric Bolling in an interview.

“I can name three or four people I wouldn’t support for president. So there’s a problem there,” Trump said of the Republican National Committee’s loyalty requirement.

Signing the so-called ‘Beat Biden Pledge’ is a requirement that was put in place by RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel in an effort to prevent intra-party fighting during the primaries and general election.

Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Windham, New Hampshire on August 8, 2023.
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Candidates who have met the RNC polling and fundraising requirements necessary to participate in the Aug. 23 debate in Milwaukee have up to 48 hours before the debate to sign the pledge.

The pledge asks candidates to “affirm” that if they do not win the 2024 Republican nomination for president, they “will honor the will of primary voters and support the candidate in order to save our country and defeat Joe Biden. ” and not to attempt to mount a third-party or written campaign.

This week, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy delivered their signed pledges to the RNC.


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy have signed a pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee in 2024.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy have signed a pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee in 2024.

Trump told Bolling he had “already decided” whether or not to participate in the Milwaukee debate and would “announce something next week.”

The frontrunner in the 2024 GOP presidential primary, however, reiterated that he sees no “upside” to participating.

“When you’re 75%, 78%, 80% (support in the polls) and other guys are 0%, 1%, 2%, 3%, you’re like, what’s the advantage? Is “Will I earn a point? But they might go up,” Trump said.


Trump says he could nominate three or four people I wouldn't support for president.
Trump says he could nominate three or four people he doesn’t support for president.
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“Someone like Asa Hutchinson, who votes zero, will ask me nasty questions. Someone like Chris Christie, who drops to 1%, he’s going to ask me nasty questions and others too, ”he added.

The former president, who has been criminally charged three times since leaving office, has dismissed accusations that he is afraid to debate his 2024 rivals.

“They’ll be like, ‘Oh, he doesn’t have the guts. He doesn’t have the courage. I mean, I did CNN town hall. It was about as hostile as it gets. I heard I did really well because you know, I did so well that they fired the head of CNN for it. But no, it’s not a question of guts. It’s a matter of intelligence,” Trump argued, noting that he hasn’t “totally ruled it out” and that he enjoys debate.

“I actually got really good marks on debate skills, but you want to be, you know, they want a smart president. They want someone who’s going to be smart. So we have to act smart,” added the former president.

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