Are Ted Cruz and John Kasich desperate to stop Donald Trump? Their latest move just might prove exactly that. Do you think that their plan is going to work?
Donald Trump launched a series of attacks on his two remaining Republican rivals Monday morning, calling them ‘weak and desperate’ after they announced a strategic pact to deny him votes in the coming weeks.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign said Sunday night that it is pulling out of Indiana to clear the field for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz – who is in turn stepping aside in Oregon and New Mexico where Kasich is stronger.
‘Lyin’ Ted Cruz and 1 for 38 Kasich are unable to beat me on their own so they have to team up (collusion) in a two on one. Shows weakness!’ Trump tweeted Monday morning.
‘Shows how weak and desperate Lyin’ Ted is when he has to team up with a guy who openly can’t stand him and is only 1 win and 38 losses,’ a second tweet read.
The digital moment marks the first time Trump has applied a derogatory nickname – ‘1 for 38 Kasich’ – to the candidate who had been a minor irritant in the race.
Cruz has been ‘Lyin’ Ted’ for nearly two months. Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton turns up Frequently in Trump speeches as ‘crooked Hillary.’
He said in a statement issued just before 1 o’clock in the morning that the Cruz–Kasich pact smacks of ‘collusion,’ a loaded term commonly applied to ‘price fixing’ that illegally coordinates and manipulates commercial markets.
Republican Party rules, however, don’t prohibit strategically ganging up on a front-runner – and the GOP’s leadership may welcome the move if it weakens Trump, who has been a thorn in the establishment’s side since he launched his campaign in June 2015.
Read more: Daily Mail
Here was Donald Trump’s response to this:
Did you see where they banned together, where they collude. It’s collusion. You know if you collude in business or if you collude in the stock market they put you in jail. But, in politics, because it’s a rigged system, because it’s a corrupt enterprise, in politics you’re allowed to collude. So they colluded. Actually, I was happy. Because it shows how weak they are.