Donald Trump agreed today to sign a pledge promising not to run as a third party candidate. In this statement from Trump Tower, he says, "that's what I've wanted."
"I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican party and the conservative principles for which it stands."
DONALD TRUMP: [RNC Chairman Reince Priebus] just left, as you probably know. And he's been extremely fair. The RNC has been absolutely terrific over the last two-month period.
As you know, that's what I've wanted. I've wanted fairness. I don't have to be treated any differently than anybody else. I just wanted fairness from the Republican Party.
We're leading in every single poll. A new poll came out today where we're over 30%. We've actually hit numbers as high as 35% and 40%. And frankly, I felt that the absolute best way to win and to beat the democrats and very easily, I think, beat the democrats no matter who it may be, whether it's Hillary or anybody else, and I think maybe Hillary's going to have a very hard time frankly with what's happening getting to the starting gate. The best way for the Republicans to win is if I win the nomination and go directly against whoever they happen to put up.
And for that reason, I have signed the pledge. I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican party and the conservative principles for which it stands.