VIDEO: John Kasich: Donald Has Created A Very Toxic Environment

(Saturday, March 12th, 2016 09:45 PM)


John Kasich has delivered his harshest criticism yet of Donald Trump. The Ohio governor says in Heath, Ohio, he’s “had it” with the “toxic” nature of Trump’s campaign.

Violence between Trump protesters and supporters led to the cancellation of a Chicago rally on Friday night. That’s given Kasich a fresh opportunity to distinguish the tone of his campaign from Trump’s in the final days before Ohio’s critical primary on Tuesday.

For months, the Ohio governor has declined to hit Trump, saying mud-slinging has no place in a presidential contest.

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Kasich says he was “deeply disturbed” by reports of the violent clashes outside of Trump’s event. Despite saying in the latest debate that he would back the GOP nominee, Kasich now says the environment Trump has created “makes it very, extremely difficult” to support him.

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3 Comments

  1. akuperma says:

    Dumb statement on Kaisch’s part.

    1. If he wants to win the nomination and election, he needs the support of the Trump supporters, so insulting them is in effect shooting himself in the foot.

    2. The Democrats rioting and attempting to use violence to force people to support their positions will prove counter-productive (cf. the effect the the 1968 riots at the Chicago convention, which more than anything resulted in Nixon’s election in 1968 and 1972).

  2. appleface says:

    #1 if Trump supporters are forced to decide between Kasich or Clinton, they’ll choose Kasich anytime.

  3. yungerman says:

    #1 if trump wants the 25% of rubio and 35% of cruz should he stop insulting them

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