Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump recently said he would not necessarily abide by the GOP pledge to support their presidential nominee regardless of who it is.
This was only a surprise to those who thought Trump actually meant it when he signed the pledge; a list of people that may or may not include RNC chairman Reince Priebus.
The impotent and ineffectual Priebus appeared on ABC yesterday where he warned Trump that there will be "consequences" for backing out of the pledge.
"Those kinds of comments, I think, have consequences," Priebus said on ABC's "This Week."
"And so when you make those kinds of comments, and you want people to fall in line for you, it makes it more difficult."
Oh no, it makes things "more difficult."
Even when Donald Trump explicitly says he won't support the GOP nominee if he isn't it, the rest of the GOP still can't bring itself to say the same of Trump.
A wide range of party representatives including their own Speaker of the House and the other presidential candidates have denounced frontrunner Trump to varying degrees, but none of them have said they won't support Trump even if he says he won't support them.
With threats as weak as these, there's no clear motivation for Trump to "fall in line." Why should he? Priebus may as well be one of Trump's doormen.