Donald Trump's reversal on a pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee could have consequences, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus said Sunday.
In appearances on all five Sunday news shows, Priebus sought to reassure Republicans that the party is preparing for the likelihood of a contested convention, while rebutting criticism of the arcane delegate selection rules leveled by the front-runner. Trump has called the system "unfair" and has said he should be awarded the nomination even if he falls short of the 1,237 delegates—a majority—required to win the nomination at the party's convention in Cleveland in July.
Responding to Trump's decision to abandon his loyalty pledge on ABC's This Week, Priebus said the decision could deepen Trump's delegate troubles. "Those kinds of comments I think have consequences," Priebus said. " And so when you make those kinds of comments, and you want people to fall in line for you, it makes it more difficult."