Despite signing a "loyalty" pledge with the Republican National Committee (RNC), front runner Donald Trump has threatened, on more than one occasion, to run as an independent if he isn't treated "fair." Following losses in Wisconsin and Colorado, the feud between Trump and the RNC has reached a new level.

GOP infighting

When Trump announced his campaign for president last summer, not many people gave him a chance at success.

Ten months later and the billionaire real estate mogul is ahead of the pack with less than four months remaining until the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. While Trump has 743 delegates, Texas Sen. Texas Cruz's recent surge, added with Ohio Gov. John Kasich's refusal to drop out of the race, has put pressure on the former host of "The Apprentice." If Trump can't secure the required 1,237 delegates needed for the nomination, the party could force a brokered or contested convention.

Trump has pushed back at this idea, as reported by the Huffington Poston April 13.

Trump is accusing the GOP of a conspiracy, saying the the primary process "is a disgrace" and "rigged" against him. Going further, Trump called out the chairman of the RNC, Reince Priebus, telling The Hill, "He should be ashamed of himself because he knows what's going on." Trump was then asked if he thought Priebus should step down from his position, but responded, "I haven't given that any thought."

Official response

Taking to his official Twitter account, Priebus was not happy with Trump's most recent anti-Republican party rant.

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"Nomination process known for a year + beyond. It's the responsibility of the campaigns to understand it," Priebus tweeted, saying, "Complaints now? Give us all a break."

A divide in the Republican party has been ongoing for some time, but with the entrance of Trump into the 2016 election, the crack has only gotten wider.

Conservative establishment figures fear the long-lasting damage to their brand that could result following a potentialTrump victory, while outsiders are pleased that the party is getting pushback.

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