WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The Republican Party establishment backs Kasich in Ohio and Senator Marco Rubio in his home state of Florida in the hope they can win the delegates in the Tuesday primaries to slow Trump’s drive towards the Republican nomination. However, Trump leads Rubio in Florida by large margins according to polls.
“[Kasich] signed NAFTA when he was a congressman,” Trump said in a speech at Youngstown Airport in Ohio on Monday night. “Now he wants to sign TPP. That is worse is going to be worse for Ohio. The car business is going to be destroyed by TPP but he wants it.”
Polls show Kasich either leading Trump or being tied with him in a dead heat in Ohio, where the winner of the primary wins all its delegates to the Republican National Convention to be held in the same state in July.
“Go out. You’ve got to beat got to beat Kasich. Your governor is absentee… He's weak on the borders,” Trump told a crowd thousands of cheering supporters.