US election 2016 race: Do-or-die battle for GOP

To stay in race, Republican candidates Rubio, Kasich must win primaries today.

Washington: All eyes are on US states of Florida and Ohio where Republican presidential hopefuls Marco Rubio and John Kasich respectively are engaged in a do-or-die battle with party’s frontrunner Donald Trump, whose campaign rallies lately have been marred by violence and controversies.

To stay in the race to the White House both Rubio, 44, and Kasich, 63, need to win the primaries in their respective states, which would likely propel Trump closer to bagging the party's presidential nomination for the November 8 elections.

The events tomorrow have been dubbed “Super Tuesday 2.0”, when five states will go to the polls including Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina and Ohio as well as the Northern Mariana Islands.

All set for big fightAll set for big fight

Earlier the protester who breached security and reached the stage of Donald Trump has refuted the US Republican presidential frontrunner’s claim that he was a Islamic State supporter, saying he planned to grab the mic and yell Trump is a racist but didn’t intend to hurt anyone.

“I am not a member of ISIS. I have no known ties to ISIS. I've never been out of the country. I only speak English,” Thomas DiMassimo said.

DiMassimo, 22, said he tried to rush towards the stage of Trump and take his mike because he wanted to send a message against the Republican presidential frontrunner.

“I was thinking that I could get up on stage, take his podium away from him, and take his mic away from him, and send a message to all people in the country. We can stand up against Donald Trump,” he was quoted as saying by the CNN.

Hours after DiMassimo created a security scar at Dayton, Ohio and was let go by the court, Trump, 69, claimed that the protester was a supporter of the ISIS. US media reported that the information available on the internet, in particular a video was doctored one, which probably was the source of information for Trump. DiMassimo refuted Trump’s claims that he is associated with ISIS.

( Source : PTI )
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