Kasich's 'Doing the Right Thing' by Dropping Out, Trump Says

Trump was left as the last Republican candidate standing this week, after Ted Cruz dropped out on Tuesday night and campaign officials confirmed on Wednesday that fellow candidate John Kasich would be suspending his campaign as well.

While Democrats accused Kasich of "pursuing his presidential ambitions" instead of paying attention to the needs of the people of OH, he always remarked his broad experience not only as the OH governor, but also as a member of Congress whose influence was key during the Bill Clinton administration as the Republican party sought to reach a balance budget agreement.

John Kasich celebrates his Ohio primary victory on March 15 in Berea, Ohio.

That plan represents a shift for Trump, who has for months portrayed his Republican opponents as "puppets" for relying on super PACs and taking contributions from wealthy donors that he said came with strings attached.

The Democratic race is actually closer than much of the punditry makes it out to be.

"They didn't know how to deal with him", Clinton said.

Kasich's departure leaves Donald Trump as the presumptive nominee of the Republican party.

Mosbacher was a key part of Cruz's finance team.

George W. Bush and his father George H.W. Bush, both former Republican presidents, said they wouldn't attend the Republican National Convention in July and wouldn't take part in this year's election campaign.

She says she supported her senator, Cruz, because she saw him as giving voice to the American people.

Trump called Cruz "one hell of a competitor", calling his decision to drop out of the race "brave".

The New York billionaire's chief rival Ted Cruz bowed out on Tuesday after he was defeated in the in primary.

Also, the campaign sent emails to supporters soliciting donations. We all remember that hug in SC from that young man who had found despair and then found hope somehow, and he just wanted to give me a hug, and the country marveled. But will the general election prove any different? He even says there are "dumpster fires" more popular than the two presumptive major-party nominees.

Republican candidate for Senate, Chris Vance, and gubernatorial candidate Bill Bryant have both tried to distance themselves from Trump in the past. He notes he already has business experience and tells MSNBC's "Morning Joe" he wouldn't want to have to resort to presidential executive orders to get things done.