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‘DESPERATION!’: Trump Responds to ‘Collusion’ from Kasich, Cruz Campaigns

Well, we certainly knew it wasn’t going to take long for Donald J. Trump to issue his response to the newest 2016 nomination action.

Shortly after Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich publicly announced that each would be siphoning resources in particular states as a means to block Trump from the nomination, the real estate mogul frontrunner took to — where else? — Twitter to let his voice be heard.

The move from the Kasich and Cruz campaigns comes as the controversial Trump has continued to add to his delegate count after a dominant New York primary performance this past week. As the race shifts into a five-primary day tomorrow, each campaign released joint statements Sunday night identifying their play: marshal their resources in order to focus on specific states, hoping to prevent Trump from reaching the necessary minimum 1,237 delegates.

“Our goal is to have an open convention in Cleveland,” the Kasich camp noted, before detailing how the winner-take-all contest in Indiana will be Cruz’s to compete in alone:

Cruz campaign manager Jeff Roe said in a statement, “Having Donald Trump at the top of the ticket in November would be a sure disaster for Republicans.” Trump has long asserted party loyalty as long as he was treated fairly by the party — he signed a “GOP loyalty pledge” at one point, a non-binding agreement indicating his intention to support the eventual rightful nominee. He has, at times, left the door open for third party talk, warning, “They’re gonna have a big problem,” if an opposition effort is mounted. In March, Trump said of his campaign, “If people want to be smart, they should embrace this movement. If they don’t want to be smart, they should do what they’re going now and the Republicans are going to go down to a massive loss.”

The full Trump response published last night opens, “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.”

J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) is a columnist at Mediaite.

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