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Trump Tells John Kasich — Drop Out!

Donald Trump is not happy with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and is calling on him to drop out of the presidential race as he believes Kasich is blocking his progress in wrapping up the GOP nomination.

Photo Credit: Office of Ohio Governor - John R. Kasich
Photo Credit: Office of Ohio Governor – John R. Kasich

“Kasich shouldn’t be allowed to continue and the RNC shouldn’t allow him to continue,” Trump said of Kasich during a campaign stop at a diner in Milwaukee.

Trump also said he signaled that as a move to RNC Chairman Reince Priebus over the past week.

“I mentioned it to the RNC. I said, why is a guy allowed to run? All he’s doing is he goes from place to place and loses and he keeps running.”

Moreover, Trump argued that other losing candidates have already dropped out yet Kasich continued even though he had only won one of 29 primaries — his home state of Ohio, “where he’s the governor and where he has the machine working,” and where, Trump said, “if I spent one more day in Ohio I would’ve beaten him.”

Kasich, however, will not yield despite his poor showing in the race thus far.

He said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that he was preparing for an “open convention” and that delegates would end up choosing him because of his experience in elected office.

“That’s why I think I’m going to be the nominee,” he said.

Priebus, however, in an interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, said that “it’s not impossible” that Republicans will end up with a contested convention.

Trump said even with that rationale Kasich should still drop out of the race because he’s siphoning his votes away.

“If he wants to go and have his name put in nomination in the convention he can do that. He doesn’t have to run and take my votes, because he’s taking my votes,” Trump said.

Kasich responded in a tweet pledging to stay in the race until a candidate wins the delegate race outright.

“That’s not how our republic works, Donald. We’ll keep fighting until someone reaches a majority of delegates,” he tweeted.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Fellow

Edited by Jesus Chan

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