Ohio Governor John Kasich, the only Republican candidate who could have stopped the Trump juggernaut for the party's presidential nomination, quit the race on Wednesday, a day after another Republican Ted Cruz ended his campaign. This leaves the real estate tycoon as the sole contender to win the GOP nomination, which will see him fight it out with Hillary Clinton, who is pegged to be the Democratic nominee, in the November elections.
Kasich was among the 16 candidates who were stopped short by Trump's blitzkrieg, as the latter went on to win most of the primaries in the country in the last few months. Trump even anointed himself the "presumptive nominee" last week before Cruz and Kasich had called out.
Kasich could not register wins in any state other than his own state of Ohio. He later entered an anti-Trump deal with Cruz, wherein the two agreed to not compete together in some key states to divide delegates between them.
"As I suspend my campaign today I have renewed faith, deeper faith that the Lord will show me the way forward," Kasich said to his supporters in Columbus, according to the Guardian.
Trump is expected to face a touch challenger in Clinton, who, despite her recent loss in Indiana to Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, is still cinched to win her party's nomination.
Clinton on Wednesday called Trump a "loose cannon" and accused him of running a "negative, aggressive, bullying campaign," during an interview with CNN.
"I don't think we can take a risk on a loose cannon like Donald Trump running our country. I do think he is a loose cannon, and loose cannons tend to misfire," she said.