Kasich Has ‘Had It’ With Trump and Carson: What Happened to the GOP?


John Kasich spoke at a pre-debate rally in Ohio today, where he made it clear that he is not happy with the way Donald Trump and Ben Carson have been leading conservatives in the 2016 race.

Kasich set his sights on Carson for his announced plan to get rid of Medicare, and Trump for leading through the use of controversial rhetoric.

“Do you know how crazy this election is? I’ve about had it with these people,” Kasich said. “I’m sick and tired of listening to this nonsense.”

Kasich began by turning his sights on Carson for his announced plan to get rid of Medicare when many senior citizens could be dependent on it. After that, Kasich went after Trump for his “crazy” mass deportation idea to “scream at [immigrants] to get out of the country.”

From there, Kasich lamented the state of affairs he sees with Carson and Trump at the front of the pack.

“What has happened to our party,” Kasich asked. “What has happened to the conservative movement? I’m done being polite and listening to this nonsense.”

Kasich also took issue with Trump’s taking credit for Ford’s decision not to move its manufacturing plants to Mexico. Kasich has said recently that Trump’s “bombast” wasn’t nearly as helpful for such issues as proposing real economic policy.

“That was like something out of a Back to the Future movie,” Kasich said. “We made that agreement back in 2011 for the simple reason that we knew what we were doing.”

You can watch the rally in the video above (the relevant part is at 1:35), via OhioCapitalBlog.

[h/t Daily Beast]
[Image via screengrab]

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