GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCohn: People 'wasting time' calling for Trump's tax returns Overnight Energy: Trump set to sign offshore drilling order Bush ethics lawyer: Trump should strip Flynn of military title MORE promised late Thursday night that he would no longer curse on the campaign trail.
“I won’t use foul language,” he told supporters during a rally in Baton Rouge, La.
Trump’s rivals for the Republican presidential nomination have criticized his public profanity as crass and undignified.
“I’m not sure a lot of voters are excited about having a president who, when he gets rattled or gets upset, he begins cursing and yelling vulgarities,” rival candidate Ted CruzTed CruzNet neutrality fight descends into trench warfare Secret Service: No guns at Trump NRA speech Cruz: Breaking up 9th Circuit Court ‘a possibility’ MORE said in Fort Mill, S.C., late Thursday evening, according to MSNBC.
“You turn on the TV and you see a leading presidential candidate saying profanity from a stage,” Marco RubioMarco RubioOvernight Defense: Commander calls North Korea crisis 'worst' he's seen | Trump signs VA order | Dems push Trump to fill national security posts What’s with Trump’s spelling mistakes? Boeing must be stopped from doing business with Iran MORE, another GOP contender, said the same day in Okatie, S.C. "Profanity from a stage. All these things undermine what we teach our children.”
Trump has repeatedly vowed he will “bomb the shit” out of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria as president. He recently sparked outrage for echoing a supporter who called Cruz a “pussy."