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Trump: Kasich Won't Endorse Because 'He Got Beaten So Badly'

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By    |   Monday, 19 September 2016 04:17 PM

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn't care if Ohio Gov. John Kasich won't endorse him, saying he "beat Kasich so badly that it was unbelievable."

"I really don't care. That's not up to me — that's up to them," Trump said on Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "They signed a very, very strong pledge, and they signed it because they wanted me to sign it."

The conversation begins at the 15:53 mark of the video posted above.

The Republican presidential candidates took a pledge to support the party nominee once the primaries were over, but Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz have yet to officially endorse Trump.

"Now … there were three or four of them that didn't honor it, and the reason they didn't honor it is [because] they got beaten so badly," Trump said. "I mean, I beat Kasich so badly that it was unbelievable."

According to Trump, he has a "great relationship" with Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, also a Republican.

"But Kasich isn't on board, and the only reason he's not on board is that he got beaten so badly. He got beaten as badly as anybody can get beaten," Trump continued.

"I don't mind it. If Kasich doesn't endorse me that's fine," he said. "But I will say this: He and Bush and all of these people signed pledges."

According to CNN, the pledge was introduced after Trump refused to vow not to run as an independent if he was not the eventual nominee.

On Sunday, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said those who refused to support Trump could have a hard time getting nominated if they decided to run again in the future.

"If they're thinking they're going to run again someday, I think that we're going to evaluate… the nomination process, and I don't think it's going to be that easy for them," Priebus said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

According to Trump, Priebus is doing "a very good job."

"But it shows he's a tough cookie. He doesn't like it when you sign a pledge and then you use their data," he said. "They signed an agreement… and now they're violating it."

"These people all want to run in four years, right? If I were the head of the Republican Party, I'd say you can't do it, but what do I have to do with it?" Trump continued. "In the meantime, we're either tied or leading, we're doing very well, and it'd be nice to have their support, but at this point, I don't really even care about their support. Whatever happens happens."

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump doesn't care if Ohio Gov. John Kasich won't endorse him, saying he "beat Kasich so badly that it was unbelievable."
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