A senior strategist for John Kasich's presidential campaign on Wednesday announced that the Ohio governor will not be participating in the next Republican primary debate if front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMuslim lawmaker: Muslims for Trump is like chickens for Colonel Sanders Sanders ad calls for 'new direction' for Dem Party Reid: 'Lay off' Sanders criticism MORE follows through on his vow not to attend.
No debate in SLC Monday due to Trump backing out. No surprise Trump avoiding contrast. Utah: @JohnKasich headed your way Fri.— John Weaver (@JWGOP) March 16, 2016
If Trump changes his mind -- as Carson said there are 2 Trumps -- we will be there. Positive contrasts nicely with division. #Sybil— John Weaver (@JWGOP) March 16, 2016
"I thought the last debate on CNN was the last debate, that was going to be it. Nobody told me there were going to be more debates," Trump said on "Fox and Friends." "I think we've had enough debates."
Kasich defeated Trump in his home state on Tuesday night, keeping his candidacy alive.