All 3 GOP Candidates Renege On Pledges To Support Eventual Nominee

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Alex Pfeiffer White House Correspondent
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All three remaining Republican presidential candidates refused to say Tuesday night that they will support whomever is becomes their party’s nominee.

Businessman Donald Trump, Texas Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore] and Ohio Gov. John Kasich were all confronted by the question during CNN’s town hall.

Trump wouldn’t commit to back the eventual nominee and added, “I have been treated very unfairly.”

“I’ll see who it is. I love the Republican Party,” Trump said.

Trump complained about Cruz’s recent successes getting supporters elected as delegates in local and precinct party conventions.

“I call it bad politics. When somebody goes in and wins the election and goes in and gets less delegates than the guy that lost, I don’t think that’s right,” he said.

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump holds up a signed pledge during a press availability at Trump Tower in New York

Cruz was adamant despite Trump’s delegate lead that he would still win the race. The Texas senator said, “Donald is not going to be the GOP nominee. We’re going to beat him.” He added, “I’m not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and my family.”

Karsch was less direct. He said none of the candidates should even have been asked back in September whether he would sign a pledge to support the eventual nominee.

The Ohio governor added, “If the nominee is somebody I think is really hurting the country, and diving the country, I can’t stand behind them.”

As recently as March 3, all three candidates said they would support whomever is the nominee.