Tags: kasich | unlikely | vote | trump

Kasich: 'Very Unlikely' I Will Vote for Trump

Image: Kasich: 'Very Unlikely' I Will Vote for Trump

Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks to the media announcing he is suspending his presidential campaign May 4, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. (J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Friday, 16 Sep 2016 02:33 PM

In an interview with Dana Bash of CNN, former Republican presidential candidate and current Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he is “very unlikely” to vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming election, even though he had pledged to vote for the party’s nominee during his campaign.

During the CNN interview, Bash noted Kasich had not endorsed Trump and that the “Kasich machine” in Ohio also was not working to support Trump in the state. Kasich said he wanted to get Republicans in Ohio elected and was not worried about being blamed if Trump lost Ohio.

When Bash asked Kasich point blank if he could possibly still vote for Trump, he responded, “Very unlikely. Too much water under the bridge.”

Kasich did leave open the possibility of working with a President Trump in the future, however, if there was a specific issue on which the two could agree.

Kasich insisted he wasn’t going to tell anyone who to vote for, and that he wasn’t voting for Hillary Clinton, either.

Ohio has traditionally been an important state in past elections, with 18 electoral votes and a population that can be almost evenly split in close contests. Ohio has voted with the winning candidate in every presidential election since 1976, according to 270 to Win. Current presidential polls are tight in the state.

His non-support for Donald Trump is not the only source of criticism from Kasich’s party. In the same interview, Kasich confirmed he will meet with Obama and a group of bipartisan lawmakers Friday about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), which both he and the president support. He stated that he welcomes backlash about his decision and will continue to put his country over his party when necessary.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
In an interview with Dana Bash of CNN, former Republican presidential candidate and current Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he is "very unlikely" to vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming election, even though he had pledged to vote for the party’s nominee during his campaign.
kasich, unlikely, vote, trump
290
2016-33-16
Friday, 16 Sep 2016 02:33 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved