Donald Trump on Monday dismissed Ohio Gov. John Kasich as a “typical politician” for appearing to go off-message on his newly forged alliance with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
Trump, who accused the pair of colluding against him, took to Twitter to knock the botched rollout of their new divide-and-conquer strategy:
Kasich just announced that he wants the people of Indiana to vote for him. Typical politician – can’t make a deal work.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2016
After news broke that Cruz would focus on Indiana and Kasich on New Mexico and Oregon in order to stop Trump’s advance toward the GOP nomination, the Ohio governor said that Indiana voters should still feel free to give him their support.
“I’ve never told them not to vote for me, they ought to vote for me,” Kasich said during a campaign stop in Philadelphia. “But I’m not over there campaigning and spending resources. We have limited resources.”