Trump responds to Cruz and Kasich’s alliance, efforts to deny him GOP nomination
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (April 25, 2016) — As expected, Donald Trump had a lot to say after Cruz and Kasich announced on Sunday that they were forming an alliance in an effort to deny him the Republican nomination.
Trump responded Sunday to the news of the pair’s agreement with the following statement:
“It is sad that two grown politicians have to collude against one person who has only been a politician for ten months in order to try and stop that person from getting the Republican nomination.
Senator Cruz has done very poorly and after his New York performance, which was a total disaster, he is in free fall and as everyone has seen, he does not react well under pressure. Also, approximately 80% of the Republican Party is against him. Governor Kasich, who has only won 1 state out of 41, in other words, he is 1 for 41 and he is not even doing as well as other candidates who could have stubbornly stayed in the race like him but chose not to do so. Marco Rubio, as an example, has more delegates than Kasich and yet suspended his campaign one month ago. Others, likewise, have done much better than Kasich, who would get slaughtered by Hillary Clinton once the negative ads against him begin. 85% of Republican voters are against Kasich.
Collusion is often illegal in many other industries and yet these two Washington insiders have had to revert to collusion in order to stay alive. They are mathematically dead and this act only shows, as puppets of donors and special interests, how truly weak they and their campaigns are. I have brought millions of voters into the Republican primary system and have received many millions of votes more than Cruz or Kasich. Additionally, I am far ahead of both candidates with delegates and would be receiving in excess of 60% of the vote except for the fact that there were so many candidates running against me.
Because of me, everyone now sees that the Republican primary system is totally rigged. When two candidates who have no path to victory get together to stop a candidate who is expanding the party by millions of voters, (all of whom will drop out if I am not in the race) it is yet another example of everything that is wrong in Washington and our political system. This horrible act of desperation, from two campaigns who have totally failed, makes me even more determined, for the good of the Republican Party and our country, to prevail!”
Additionally, the Trump Indiana campaign released this statement:
“What’s happening here is un-American and un-democratic, but I guess desperate times call for desperate measures from desperate people. Cruz, Kasich and the rest of the Stop Trump extremists are trying to turn the democratic process into a bad board game. The American people are rejecting this underhanded political gamesmanship and Hoosiers will reject it as well. We want our vote to count, not just on May 3, but until the nominee is selected. Hoosiers don’t want their vote to be stolen from them once it has been cast.
Millions embraced Donald Trump from the start because they had lost trust in our political process. Now they have proof that their instincts were correct and they are even more confident that Donald Trump is the only leader that can change this flawed system. The best reaction to this latest bizarre twist is to get out and vote for Trump on May 3 so that he wins all 57 Indiana delegates, which will help get to the total of 1,237 needed to avoid any possible second ballot shenanigans at the national convention.”
Cruz continues to “barnstorm” the state and he has several stops planned for today. Donald Trump has not released any plans to return to Indiana at this time.