Ted Cruz Says There Is ‘No Alliance’ With John Kasich to Stop Trump

The two candidates had joined forces to stop Trump earlier in the week.

ByABC News
April 28, 2016, 3:11 PM

Ft. Wayne, Indiana -- Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Thursday there is "no alliance" with fellow GOP candidate John Kasich to stop front-runner Donald Trump from securing the Republican presidential nomination.

"There is no alliance. Kasich and I made a determination where to focus our energies, where to focus our assets, where to focus our resources," Cruz told reporters while campaigning in Indiana.

Cruz went on to say that Kasich is a "good" and "honorable" man.

Cruz's comments are an apparent attempt to walk back an agreement between the two campaigns to halt Trump in three upcoming primary contests.

"We disagree on a number of policy issues but I'll tell you where we do agree," Cruz said. "We agree that Hillary Clinton as president would be a disaster and we agree that nominating Donald Trump elects Hillary Clinton."

The Kasich campaign did not immediately return ABC News' request for comment.

On Sunday night, the Cruz campaign released a statement saying it would "focus its time and resources in Indiana and in turn clear the path for Gov. Kasich to compete in Oregon and New Mexico."

The Kasich campaign said it would "shift our campaign's resources West and give the Cruz campaign a clear path in Indiana" that same evening.