Donald Trump made an unexpected pit-stop at the Republican National Committee headquarters just two days after abandoning his pledge to support the party’s nominee.
The Republican front-runner’s decision to stop by the RNC’s Washington, D.C., offices on Thursday raised the eyebrows of pundits since he was only scheduled to meet with his foreign policy team, NBC News reported.
The fragile peace between Trump and RNC Chairman Reince Priebus was threatened on Tuesday when the candidate opted out of a “loyalty pledge” he and his opponents signed months ago.
“No, I don’t anymore,” Trump said Tuesday when a CNN town hall attendee asked if he still supported the document.
The billionaire sees evidence of party insiders setting the stage to deny him the nomination should he fail to secure the 1,237 delegates needed to declare victory.
Trump has secured 736 delegates to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s 463, but it is a distinct possibility that neither man will pass the 1,237-delegate threshold by the Republican Party’s July convention in Cleveland, Ohio.
A formal statement by Trump on what was discussed with the RNC was not released, although he sounded optimistic on Twitter.
“Just had a very nice meeting with @Reince Priebus and the @GOP,” Trump tweeted. “Looking forward to bringing the Party together – and it will happen!”