Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Janesville

Trump, Kasich ditch Republican Party loyalty pledge, Cruz backs away

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in JanesvilleBy Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump and his two rivals, Ted Cruz and John Kasich, backed away from their pledges to support the eventual nominee, potentially setting the stage for a deeply divided party and a chaotic convention in July. Trump on Wednesday stuck by his decision to abandon the pledge, saying the Republican Party had not treated him fairly. The billionaire businessman also said that if he becomes the party’s nominee for the Nov. 8 general election, he did not care if Cruz supported him.

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