The frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination is calling on his rivals to drop out of the race and begin the process of “unifying” the party.
In several tweets on Thursday, Donald Trump insisted that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and Ohio Gov. John Kasich have “no path to victory” and should step aside.
“Senator Ted Cruz has been MATHEMATICALLY ELIMINATED from race,” Trump tweeted on Thursday. “He said Kasich should get out for same reason. I think both should get out!”
It’s now mathematically impossible for Cruz to clinch the Republican nomination through pledged delegates won in state contests. Cruz won less than 15% of the vote and no delegates in the Republican primary in New York on Tuesday, while Trump did better than most political observers expected.
Kasich is also still in the race, but he’s even further behind in the delegate count than Cruz. The only hope either has is to force a contested Republican National Convention by preventing Trump from accumulating enough delegates heading into the event.