Looking for a final knockout punch in the Republican race for President, Donald Trump used a third stop in Ohio this weekend to press the case against home state Gov. John Kasich, and set his final rally in the Buckeye State for the eve of a key series of primaries on Tuesday.
“If we can win Ohio, we’re going to run the table folks,” Trump said to cheers at a town hall event outside of Cincinnati.
To the enjoyment of those on hand, Trump went after Ohio Gov. John Kasich, the only Republican who stands in the way of Trump, as they vie for 66 delegates in this state – winner take all.
Trump also brought back his “Little Marco” and “Lyin’ Ted” taunts against Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, as Trump confidently said he would win Florida on Tuesday.
Backing up that assertion, Trump decided to scrap a final rally near Miami on Monday, and instead wrap up his campaign for the five states on March 15th in Youngstown, Ohio.
“Mr. Trump will host a massive rally in Youngstown, Ohio,” his campaign said in a news release that arrived as he was still speaking in Ohio.
Trump went local at one point during his Sunday stop outside of Cincinnati, bringing up the name of former Cincinnati Reds star Pete Rose.
“We gotta let Pete Rose into the Hall of Fame,” Trump said to cheers.
Trump’s Sunday turnout was much smaller than an event in Cleveland on Saturday, but that was only because the venue couldn’t hold many people, and because of that, there were few interruptions, few protesters who squeezed into the event.
One duo who were for Bernie Sanders did manage to get noticed, but were swiftly escorted out of the room.