Donald Trump has been the subject of countless media reports in this election, many of them negative takes on offensive things he has said, flip-flops he has made or business deals he has done.

But Ted Cruz, Trump's top rival for the Republican presidential nomination, is convinced that the press has pulled some punches. In fact, he claimed Sunday on CBS's "Face the Nation" that some journalists — apparently convinced that Trump will be the GOP nominee — have actually told him privately that they are holding their best Trump stories for the general election, so they will be more effective.

Here's part of Cruz's interview with John Dickerson:

CRUZ: I can't tell you how many media outlets I hear, you know, have this great exposé on Donald, on different aspects of his business dealings or his past, but they said, "You know what? We're going to hold it to June or July."  We're not going to run it now.


JOHN DICKERSON: You're saying reporters have — told you that? They've told ...

TED CRUZ: Absolutely. We've got multiple ...

JOHN DICKERSON: And from which organizations have they told you?

TED CRUZ: You know, look, I'm not going to out media outlets. But I can tell you there is so much there.

Cruz wasn't the only Republican presidential candidate to complain about media coverage — or lack thereof — on Sunday. Ohio Gov. John Kasich said on ABC's "This Week" that his campaign got off to a slow start because his calm demeanor didn't register with the press the way that Trump's bombast did.

"The problem is you guys didn't give me any coverage," Kasich said. "For six months, I wallowed at 1 percent in the polls. Why? Because I'm not name-calling."