The 2016 presidential election campaign is nothing short of a playground squabble — particularly on the Republican front, where the leftover White House hopefuls have resorted to hurling petty insults and dragging each other’s spouses into the fray.
Not too long ago, these presidential candidates pledged to support the eventual GOP nominee, whoever it might be. However, things have changed drastically over the past couple of months. For instance, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has repeatedly criticized party front-runner Donald Trump for insulting his wife while Trump, in return, accused the senator of starting the fight by sponsoring an ad featuring the business mogul’s wife.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, meanwhile, has been relatively silent, but he doesn’t seem to approve of his GOP opponents either.
While this rift had been clear for quite some time now, the candidates were asked during a CNN town hall in Milwaukee, on Tuesday, to definitively state if they would support the nominee. Unsurprisingly, all three declined to renew their pledge.
Watch Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich’s response to Anderson Cooper’s query in the video above.
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