Donald Trump may have cost himself some delegates or, at the very least, created an unnecessary headache over delegates, with his denouncement of his previous pledge to support the eventual nominee of the Republican Party.
South Carolina requires a loyalty pledge to be on their ballot, you see. And now Trump has officially reneged, stating unequivocally in the CNN Town Hall on Tuesday that he does not vow to support the nominee. This is a big problem for the state of South Carolina, and for the fifty delegates Trump won there.
Let’s state the obvious: Trump never meant it in the first place. Anyone who believed him was fooling himself and others. He wanted to win in South Carolina and, in Trump fashion, simply promised whatever convenient promise would get that win for him. It’s his modus operandi. Unfortunately for him, in South Carolina, a promise is actually a promise, and that may cost him.