John Kasich Can’t Believe What Donald Trump And Ted Cruz Want To Do As President3 months, 18 days ago
Ohio Gov. John Kasich( R) on Tuesday unleashed a pointed criticism of his challengers for the Republican presidential nomination, ridiculing their proposals and calling them unworthy of the office of president.
Kasich, who has stubbornly refrained from blaming Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in recent weeks, broached the subject in an address in New York City in which he recommended Americans not to go down a “path to darkness.”
While he did not mention the two men directly by name, he took issue with some of their greatest reaches: a ban on Muslims from entering the country, surveillance of Muslims in the U.S ., falling out of the NATO alliance, allowing nuclear weapon in Europe, and promising to repeal Obamacare “simply through the will of a strong man in the White House.”
“I have stood on a stage and watched with astonishment as candidates wallowed in the mud, viciously assaulted one another, called one another liars and belittled each other’s character. Those who continuously push these sorts of behavior are not worthy of the office they are seeking, ” Kasich said at a campaign event in Manhattan.
The Ohio governor also laid into Trump for dividing Americans by religion and skin color.
“The response for some is to retreat into the past — to yearn for ‘the way things used to be, ‘” he said. “To these people, today’s America is merely seen as a broken place, and the people who did the violate are ‘the other’: people with more money — or less fund, people with different-sounding last names, or different religious beliefs, or different colored scalp or lifestyles or — whatever.”
Kasich seriously trails both Trump and Cruz in crucial delegates needed to secure the party’s nomination in Cleveland later this summer. His opportunities in doing so before the convention are basically zero, resulting some to topic his decision to remain in the race. Last month, the governor shot down the prospect of serving as vice president. Trump, however, named him as a possible ticket-mate on Monday.
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