It's too early to give President Donald Trump a report card for his first 100 days in office, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday, so he would just give him an "incomplete," but meanwhile, he'd is hoping for his success.
"It's not even 100 days, and the things people learn, they learn a lot," Kasich, one of the last presidential candidates to hold out against Trump, told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program.
"When I became governor, I was acting like a congressman in a governor's office, and my wife said to me, 'you're the governor of Ohio. You're the father of Ohio. Why don't you act like it?'"
Kasich said Trump has done some things that have been good, and some things he does not agree with at all, so "it's too early, and he's learning on the job."
Trump, though, should understand that it takes a partnership to pass legislation, said Kasich, which he has learned while being a governor.
"Being a governor sets you up as president," said Kasich. "You go through all of this. I have a budget, I work with legislation, I work with the legislature the same way the president can propose."
Trump is already proposing tax reform and tax cuts, said Kasich, but he's never seen a situation where something major has been proposed with lawmakers who want to pass laws based on the votes from just one party.
Meanwhile, Republicans ran on the promise of repealing and replacing Obamacare, but didn't have the right plan, but Kasich said it's easy to make promises "when you're not in."
But Kasich said he does not think people voted for Trump because of Obamacare or tax reform, but because they are "very unsettled economically."
"They have a lot of issues in their lives, and they look to a strong man who could just fix them overnight," said Kasich. "None of these difficult problems get fixed overnight. It takes time to fix things."
Kasich, whose new book "Two Paths: America Divided or United" was released on Tuesday, said the book is not about politics, but more about his concerns about the country and what can be done to fix it.
"We're all in silos, we know this," said Kasich on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program. "We don't communicate with one another, we are all consuming with what we agree with, and if we don't like what we see, we unfriend somebody or tell them they're crazy."
Kasich also spoke out against the increased push on illegal immigration.
"When I see an ICE agent knocking on somebody's door, this thing they call 'knock and talk,' that's really a weird thing," said Kasich. "I saw somebody say on television from the administration, well, if we find out that somebody came over here illegally, we can't just look the other way.
"So they're going to ship these people up and break up families? There's enough broken families in America."
It's important for Trump to act like a "good father" for the country, like he is in his personal life, Kasich said, and he does believe the president is feeling his responsibilities and should be given a chance to succeed.
"I didn't endorse him," said Kasich. "I didn't go to the convention. I want him to be successful. I'm going to give him a chance."
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