On Sunday morning's Face The Nation, Donald Trump explains what he meant when he Tweeted last night to the Republican Establishment: "I signed the pledge -- Careful"
The Republican Establishment has been pushing for lightweight Senator Marco Rubio to say anything to "hit" Trump.I signed the pledge-careful— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 28, 2016
Trump said that the loyalty pledge presented to him by RNC chairman Reince Priebus also meant that the party would be loyal to him. "I signed the pledge," Trump said. "I've been very good and straight and honest and honorable, and they have not treated me well."
"I don't think it's fair the way that the establishment is treating Donald Trump," he continued. "I'll be honest with you. I signed the pledge. I will abide by the pledge unless they default. As far as Im concerned they're defaulting."
JOHN DICKERSON, CBS NEWS: Mr. Trump, I want to start with a tweet from you this morning in which you write, quote, "Republican establishment has been pushing for light-weight Senator Marco Rubio to say anything to hit Trump. I signed the pledge, careful."
What does that mean?
DONALD TRUMP: Well, they're not treating me well.
I signed the pledge, I've been very good and straight and honest and honorable, and they have not treated me well.
Look at the way they stacked the audiences in the debate. I've won every debate according to every poll. Every single online poll, but way they stacked the audiences, the way they talk.
They have this light-weight Senator Marco Rubio saying terrible things, just personal terrible things. I don't think it's fair the way that the establishment is treating Donald Trump. I'll be honest with you. I signed the pledge. I will abide by the pledge unless they default. As far as Im concerned they defaulted.
DICKERSON: You wouldn't abide by the pledge because you think they're defaulting?
TRUMP: I think you understand exactly what's going on you pick up any paper, always Talking about how we can overthrow Donald Trump. I'm representing tremendous -- millions of people. That feel angry and disenfranchise. These are great people. I love them. I'll tell you what we're not being treated right. The Republican Party not treating me right, and they're not treating the people that I represent right.