It seems GOP frontrunner Donald Trump no longer has to pick a fight with anyone, at least in the Republican party. After all, it looks like he will go on to secure the GOP nomination without trouble.
After suffering a loss in the Indiana primary, Ted Cruz decided to make an announcement. The Texas Senator spoke on live television, saying, “Together we left it all on the field in Indiana… the voters chose another path. And so with a heavy heart but with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation, we are suspending our campaign.”
Following his announcement, Trump spoke out regarding Cruz, but without his usual reference to his political rival as “Lyin’ Ted,” for once. Instead, CBS reported that Trump referred to Cruz as a “tough, smart guy” with “an amazing future.”
Meanwhile, John Kasich spoke out following Cruz’s announcement, saying that Cruz “should be proud of his strong and disciplined campaign.” At the same, it didn’t take long before the Ohio governor made a similar announcement.
After trailing third in the recent Indiana primary, Kasich decided to end his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. In a statement, he said, “While our campaign is ending, our work is not over. We need to continue strengthening our families and our communities because that is how we strengthen our country.”
Kasich’s decision comes after a poll revealed that most of Ohio would prefer it if their governor stopped running for president.
Following both announcements, Trump didn’t waste time going after Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. The controversial default GOP nominee tweeted:
I would rather run against Crooked Hillary Clinton than Bernie Sanders and that will happen because the books are cooked against Bernie!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 4, 2016