Donald Trump once again is threatening to pursue an independent bid for the White House unless the Republican Party starts treating him fairly. Trump, who polls show is the front-runner for the GOP nomination, promised party leaders in December that he would run under the Republican banner and support the eventual nominee. But he said during a news conference in South Carolina on Monday that the party has broken the agreement by packing the weekend debate audience with party loyalists who booed him and for failing to condemn Sen. Ted Cruz' intensifying attacks. “I signed a pledge but it’s a double-edge pledge, and as far as I’m concerned they’re in default,' Trump said of the Republican National Committee. 'That means the other side can do what they have to do.'
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.