FOX– The presidential campaigns of Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced late Sunday that they were coordinating their efforts in three upcoming primary states in an extraordinary attempt to prevent Republican front-runner Donald Trump from clinching the GOP nomination before this summer’s convention.
In a pair of simultaneously released statements, the campaigns announced that Kasich would pull out of Indiana to give Cruz “a clear path” ahead of that state’s winner-take-all primary May 3, while the Cruz campaign will “clear the path” for Kasich in Oregon, which votes May 17, and New Mexico, which votes June 7.
Trump took to Twitter to express how he felt about this move:
I get it. Having a fighting spirit is an admirable trait. But, colluding with a rival in order to not win- but prevent someone that you don’t like from winning is petty. I’m not saying Trump is or isn’t the right guy, but I don’t think the GOP should be doing whatever they can to prevent what seems like the majority of their constituents want. This just shows you how convoluted and well, political this whole process has become. Needless to say I am looking forward to seeing the outcome of this circus.