Trump: Decision coming on GOP loyalty pledge
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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' MORE is weighing a pledge to support the eventual party nominee after weeks of agitation among top Republicans.

"As long as I'm treated fairly, that's all I want. And they've been really nice," Trump said Friday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," referring to officials with the Republican National Committee.

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Trump told The New York Times on Thursday that if he signed the pledge, as required this year to compete in the South Carolina primary, he expects to "go up 10 or 15 percent" in polls.

“I don’t make commitments and break them,” he told the newspaper about forgoing an independent bid, which many Republicans have feared.

Trump kicked off widespread fears among GOP rivals and party officials in late July when he threatened a third-party run during an interview with The Hill.

The billionaire real estate tycoon doubled down as the only person during the first debate on Aug. 6 to raise their hand and say they were not ready to pledge their support for the eventual nominee.

Trump, who has said he wanted leverage, noted Friday that the date to rule out a bid and sign the South Carolina pledge "doesn't come due for a long time," mentioning Sept. 30.