Kasich: ‘We Have a Leader Who Is Either Unable or Unwilling to Unite the Country’


Ohio Governor John Kasich contrasted John McCain and Donald Trump this morning following the message of unity from McCain’s memorial service.

On Face the Nation this morning, Kasich told Margaret Brennan McCain wanted everyone to “come together.” He complimented Meghan McCain for her beautiful and moving eulogy and how it resonated with everyone where.

“She was strong in her words,” Brennan noted about the eulogy. “And it was clear who she was speaking about.”

Kasich agreed and said this:

“John McCain, no matter what position he took, always figured out a way to build a bridge. And now we have a leader who is either unable or unwilling to unite the country. And at the same time to be able to use the strength––the strength of America––whether it’s the economic, whether it’s the military or the political strength, to make the world a better place, to use our leadership to raise the bar, to get to a better place in the world. And that these are things that frustrated John that we were not unified.”

Brennan asked the question of whether there will be another Republican like John McCain, noting that plenty of others in the party would argue Trump is a “flawed vessel” for getting their agenda through.

Kasich said right now the nation needs politicians who “can bring us together,” and when asked to be specific, he added, “Family separation is not American value at the border.”

You can watch the video above, via CBS.

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