Trump, after Republican pledge, breaks from pack on Iran, gay marriage

U.S. presidential hopeful Donald Trump speaks during a press availability after signing a pledge with the RNC at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New YorkBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump showed again on Friday he will not easily be bound to party orthodoxy, breaking from many of his rival’s policy stances on issues from the Iran nuclear deal to the gay marriage fight in Kentucky. In an interview with MSNBC, one day after signing the party’s loyalty pledge to not run as an independent, Trump said he would work with the Obama administration’s nuclear agreement with Iran, nevertheless calling it “a disastrous deal” and “a horrible contract.” Many of the 16 other Republicans seeking the party’s nomination for the 2016 presidential election have vowed to undo the agreement. “I love to buy bad contracts where key people go bust, and I make those contracts good,” he said, adding that he would strictly enforce the Iran deal.

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