Trump coins new nickname for rival: '1 for 38 Kasich'
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Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to sign executive order aimed at increasing voting access Albany Times Union editorial board calls for Cuomo's resignation Advocates warn restrictive voting bills could end Georgia's record turnout MORE coined a new nickname for rival John Kasich: "1 for 38 Kasich."

"Lyin' Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward Cruz Cruz puts hold on Biden's CIA nominee It will be Vice (or) President Harris against Gov. DeSantis in 2024 — bet on it Senate rejects Cruz effort to block stimulus checks for undocumented immigrants MORE and 1 for 38 Kasich are unable to beat me on their own so they have to team up (collusion) in a two on one. Shows weakness!" Trump tweeted Monday morning.


"Shows how weak and desperate Lyin' Ted is when he has to team up with a guy who openly can't stand him and is only 1 win and 38 losses," he tweeted minutes later.

Trump has taken to calling rival Ted Cruz "Lyin' Ted," but he had not yet come up with a nickname for Kasich.

His tweets come a day after Cruz and Kasich announced a coordinated strategy to split the upcoming primary states in hopes of denying Trump the nomination. Kasich will clear a path for Cruz in the Indiana primary and Cruz will back down in other states.

In a statement from Trump following the announcement, he criticized the plan as a "horrible act of desperation."

He slammed Kasich, saying he "has only won 1 state out of 41, in other words, he is 1 for 41 and he is not even doing as well as other candidates who could have stubbornly stayed in the race like him but chose not to do so."

Trump appears to be referring to all of the states and territories that have so far given delegates.

Kasich has only won his home state of Ohio and is far behind his rivals in the delegate count.