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In an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, Donald Trump--who created one of the most memorable moments of the 2016 campaign so far by sharing rival Lindsey Graham's cell phone number on national television--suggested he would shift his rhetoric as president.

(CNN) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he would not seek an independent bid for the White House.

“I am totally committed to the Republican Party,” Trump said during CNN’s Republican debate Tuesday in Las Vegas. “I feel very honored to be the front-runner.”

Trump had earlier signed a pledge to run only as a Republican, but recently teased a potential independent run if he felt the party was not treating him fairly.

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