Wth all the criticism from Republicans that Ted Cruz has now repudiated the GOP loyalty pledge, to support the nominee no matter who it was, everyone seems to be forgetting that Donald Trump himself pulled out of the pledge four months ago, and Trump supporters applauded the repudiation of the pledge:
And just to make things more fun, Trump supporters applauded breaking the pledge.
Here’s Trump in Anderson Cooper’s townhall in Milwaukee, Tuesday, March 29, 2016:
ANDERSON COOPER: Before we go back to the audience, I want to ask you a question I asked to Senator Cruz as well. More than six months ago you pledged to support the Republican nominee, whoever that may be.
A lot has changed since then. It sounded, when I was pressing Senator Cruz on it, sounded like he was saying he’d have a hard time supporting somebody who went after his wife.
TRUMP: Honestly, he doesn’t have to support me. I’m not asking for his support. I want the people’s support.
COOPER: Do you continue to pledge whoever the Republican nominee is?
TRUMP: No. I don’t anymore.
COOPER: You don’t?
TRUMP: No, we’ll see who it is.
I’m seeing a lot of Republicans citing this loyalty oath today, in an effort to disparage Cruz. And I’m seeing a lot of folks on CNN not noting that Trump himself tore up the pledge four months ago.
Say what you will about Ted Cruz, but don’t go after him with a loyalty pledge that Donald Trump already repudiated.
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