Donald Trump ruled out a possible third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party’s next presidential nominee — whoever it may be. The billionaire businessman, who has surged to an early lead in the crowded Republican field, announced his decision in a raucous news
conference at Trump Tower, the gold-hued skyscraper in midtown Manhattan where he launched his presidential campaign. Trump is considered a longshot for the White House, but could have undermined the eventual Republican nominee with an independent run for the presidency. “The best way forward … to win, is if I win the nomination and go direct against whoever (the Democrats) happen to put up. So for that reason, I have signed the pledge,” Trump said. “So, I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and the conservative principles for which it stands, and we will go out and we will fight hard and we will win,” he said.