San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer slams Republican candidate Donald Trump
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer slammed Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a statement released by his campaign manager.
"I am not endorsing Mr. Trump. I reject his divisive rhetoric, including that toward women and Latinos. We need to be building bridges and bringing people together. That’s how we do things in San Diego. Mr. Trump has not earned my vote."
Faulconer, a Republican, joins a growing list of GOP figures to deny Trump their endorsements despite Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich suspending their campaign. Former San Diego Mayor and California Governor Pete Wilson recently endorsed Ted Cruz, warning against the giving Trump the Republican nomination. House speaker Paul Ryan is the highest-ranking Republican official to speak out against Trump since his path to the GOP nomination became clearer, stating he’s "just not ready" to back trump in an interview with CNN.
Trump has gathered 1068 of the 1237 delegates necessary to be awarded the Republican presidential bid. The next primaries will be held in Nebraska and West Virginia on May 10.