Many leading Republicans have refused to back Donald Trump’s nomination. Despite signing a pledge to support the nominee, failed candidates Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham have come out strongly against Trump.
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said their decisions not to endorse him were “a question of honor.”
“Jeb Bush signed a pledge — a binding pledge,” Trump said on NBC News’ “Meet the Press.”
“Lindsey Graham signed a binding pledge that they would endorse. That they would support and endorse. That’s what it says. Now they’re breaking. You know, that’s a question of honor.”
Following Paul Ryan’s refusal to endorse Trump, the presumptive nominee questioned whether the party actually needed to be unified. Speaking on ABC, Trump suggested that unifying the party may be an overrated goal.
“Does the party have to be unified? I’m very different than everybody else, perhaps, that’s ever run for office. I actually don’t think so,” Trump told George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired Sunday.“I think it would be better if it were unified, I think it would be – there would be something good about it. But I don’t think it actually has to be unified in the traditional sense,” Trump said.
“Since a landslide victory in Indiana made him the presumptive Republican nominee, Mr. Trump has faced a shunning from party leaders that is unprecedented in modern politics. Mr. Trump has struggled to make peace with senior lawmakers and political donors whom he denounced during the Republican primaries, and upon whose largess he must now rely.”
“Paul Ryan is soon to be Cantored,” Palin told Tapper Sunday on “State of the Union,” referring to Eric Cantor, the former Republican House majority leader who was shockingly ousted by a primary challenger in 2014.“His political career is over but for a miracle because he has so disrespected the will of the people, and as the leader of the GOP, the convention, certainly he is to remain neutral,” Palin said. “And for him to already come out and say who he will not support is not a wise decision of his.”