After waffling recently over with his threat to run a third party candidacy, Donald Trump reaffirmed his commitment to run under the banner of the Republican Party during Tuesday night's GOP debate.

When pressed by radio host Hugh Hewitt, Trump said that he is "totally committed" to the GOP, adding that he has "gained great respect" for those in the Republican leadership and his competitors for the nomination.

"I really am," Trump said when asked if he'll stand by his pledge. "I'll be honest, I really am."

"I've gained great respect for the Republican leadership," Trump continued. "I've gained great respect for many — and I'm even going to say all in different forms — the people on the stage."

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