Elizabeth Warren slams Trump, while Cruz & Kasich drop out

Tuesday was a big night for presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle following the Indiana primary. Here’s what you need to know.

By Bronte Price, PoliticKING

Ohio Gov. John Kasich plans to suspend his presidential campaign on Wednesday evening, according to reports, which leaves Donald Trump as the presumptive GOP nominee. The Kasich campaign will make a statement at 5 p.m. in Columbus, after the Ohio Governor canceled a scheduled press conference Wednesday morning in Washington, D.C. "It’s kind of inevitable," Chris Shays, a former congressman from Connecticut and loyal Kasich supporter told reporters. "Trump will have the votes, and there’s nothing John can do about it."

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz also dropped out of the race after Trump's victory in Indiana on Tuesday night all but sealed his GOP nomination. Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus tweeted Tuesday night that he considered Trump the "presumptive nominee." Priebus indicated that the party would rally behind the controversial candidate in an attempt to beat likely Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren had harsh words for Trump after his big win in Indiana on Tuesday night. Warren recognized that Trump is "one step away from the White House" and went on to detail "what else is real" about Trump's candidacy. She wrote on Facebook that Trump has "built his campaign on racism, sexism, and xenophobia," earning him the support of Ku Klux Klan leaders.

"He incites supporters to violence, praises Putin, and, according to a columnist who recently interviewed him, is 'cool with being called an authoritarian' and doesn't mind associations with history's worst dictators," Warren wrote. She also criticized Trump's foreign policy proposals, adding that the candidate lacks the experience necessary to combat threats from North Korea and ISIS.

It was a crazy night for the the Democrats also, as Bernie Sanders, who was projected to lose the Indiana primary, ended up winning with a 5-point lead. Sanders said his win in Indiana will help him “pull off one of the great political upsets in the history of the United States.”

The Vermont Senator acknowledged that his path to the nomination is “narrow,” but he said he will fight for every vote. He also called on Clinton to debate him in California, where he plans to hold large rallies ahead of the state's primary in June. Sanders has said that he has enough money to fund a winning campaign for the remaining contests.

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