comScore Kasich: I Don't Want to Wound Trump in 2020, Might Run Third Party

Kasich Says He’s Not The Kind of Person to ‘Wound’ Trump in 2020 Primary, Then Floats Independent Run


On Monday night, Governor John Kasich (R-OH) sat down with Trevor Noah and spoke about the possibility of a presidential rematch against President Donald Trump.

Noah called Kasich a “unique human being” for being a “dying breed of Republican” who does not favor the current present.

“Look, I don’t sit around wanting to be against Donald Trump,” Kasich told Noah. “I wish that he would be a unifier. I wish that he’d bring us together.”

The Daily Show host then noted how the former 2016 presidential candidate has been referred to as “the sensible Republican choice” and asked him if we should expect to see him run against Trump in 2020.

“I don’t know,” Kasich responded. “Right now, if you ran against Donald Trump in a primary, you wouldn’t win. Now some people say, ‘You ought to run and then you can wound him.’ I’m not the kind of a person to do that. There is, however, an opening, I think, potentially, for an independent run, a third party run because if the Democrats go hard left, if they go hard left and the Republicans stay over on hard right, you have an ocean of people in the middle. And I don’t want to waste my time or bother people’s resources if I think I can be impactful to help the country, great.”

Watch the clip above, via Comedy Central.

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