Trump Refuses To Give Republicans What They Want

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – The Republican National Committee (RNC) has organized the first Republican primary debate which is scheduled to take place in late August. However, one of the conditions that all participants will be obliged to follow to participate is the signing of a loyalty pledge promising to support whoever wins the Republican nomination.

Trump stated last week that he is planning on making an announcement on whether or not he will attend the presidential debate soon. He also stated that he refused to sign the loyalty pledge that is required.

This puts Ronna McDaniel, the RNC chairwoman in a precarious position as she will need to find a way to appease Trump while also continuing to have control over the party.

Republican strategist Brian Seitchik pointed out that there is the possibility of the Republican presidential nominee shunning completely the RNC which could weaken its position.

Still, so far McDaniel has not indicated that any exception would be made for Trump, who is the frontrunner in the 2024 Republican primary race. She has further claimed that candidates should instead be viewing it as the Beat Biden pledge and argued that all those who are going to take the debate stage should be willing to support the presidential nominee against Biden.

When asked specifically about Trump, Wallace argued that the rules applied to everyone and that they are not going to change for anyone.

As part of the rules nominees who want to participate in the debate are obliged to pledge to support the nominee of the Republican party and they are not going to partake in any debate not organized by the RNC.

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