Business magnate and GOP presidential aspirant Donald Trump suggested over Twitter Monday that the Republican National Committee is violating the loyalty pledge the two parties signed in September.
"WSJ reports that GOP getting ready to treat me unfairly — big spending planned against me," Trump tweeted, tagging the RNC. "That wasn’t the deal!"
Trump's comments seem to have arisen from a recent Wall Street Journal piece outlining Republican operative Liz Mair's planned "guerrilla campaign" to "defeat and destroy" the celebrity's candidacy. It is important to note, however, Mair is not an official RNC staffer, but she is the party's former online communications director.
This comes the same day the Super PAC behind GOP rival Gov. John Kasich (Ohio) initiated an attack against Trump, airing its first 47-second ad highlighting some of the businessman's less-than-flattering campaign moments.
According to the WSJ story, this is all part of a strategy to "unite donors from rival camps" against Trump, a marked difference from previous months when the candidates avoided taking direct shots at Republican front-runner.
"The stark reality is that unless something dramatic and unconventional is done, Trump will be the Republican nominee and Hillary Clinton will become president," a memo released by Mair's "Trump Card" reads.
When Trump signed the original agreement with the GOP, he insisted he was pledging his "total allegiance" to the Republican Party. The deal required that Trump support the eventual party nominee and promise to not launch a third party run.
However, Trump's frustrations signal the possibility he might renege on the pledge's stipulations. Should he run as an Independent candidate, Trump would likely severely split the Republican voter block, nearly ensuring the Democratic nominee wins the White House in 2016.
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