It seems the GOP frontrunner is none too happy with Ohio Gov. John Kasich's decision to stay in the presidential race even though he has zero chance of winning enough delegates to secure the nomination ahead of the convention: Trump Calls on Kasich to Quit Race: 'He's Taking My Votes'
Donald Trump on Sunday called for John Kasich to drop out of the Republican presidential race, arguing that the Ohio governor shouldn't be allowed to continue accumulating delegates if he has no chance of being the party's nominee.
Working to recover his edge after a difficult week, Trump said it wasn't fair for Kasich, the winner of only his home state so far, to continue his campaign. He suggested instead that Kasich, who has pledged to make it to the summer convention, follow the example of Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush — candidates who quit after lagging behind.
"Honestly, Kasich should not be allowed to run," Trump told reporters at Miss Katie's Diner in Milwaukee, where he stopped for breakfast. The state holds its presidential primaries Tuesday.
Trump said he had relayed his concerns to Republican National Committee officials at a meeting in Washington this past week. He added that Kasich could ask to be considered at the GOP convention in Cleveland in July even without competing in the remaining nominating contests.
"He doesn't have to run and take my votes," he said.
Kasich's campaign tried to flip the script, contending that neither Trump nor Texas Sen. Ted Cruz would have enough delegates to win the nomination outright going into the July convention in Cleveland.
"Since he thinks it's such a good idea, we look forward to Trump dropping out before the convention," said Kasich spokesman Chris Schrimpf.
Kasich, in an earlier interview with ABC's "This Week," said he was expecting an "open convention" where delegates would look to him because of his experience in Congress and the state level.
I can only imagine what he's going to sound like after they figure out a way to deny him the nomination even if he goes into the convention with the most delegates.