Ohio Gov. John Kasich Refuses to Say if Donald Trump Is Fit to Be President
By: Ronnie Hall, Xiro Xone News March 13, 2016
Republican presidential nominee Ohio Gov. John Kasich refused to say whether Donald Trump was fit to be president a day after criticizing the party's frontrunner over recent violence at his rallies.
"You’re not going to get me to answer a yes-or-no question," Kasich said. "I hope he’s going to change his rhetoric and bring people together."
Gov. Kasich criticized Donald Trump on Saturday for creating a "toxic environment" that has led to violence at some of his rallies. He had previously pledged to support Trump if billionaire business were to win the nomination, but said Sunday that "nothing's 100 percent."
"Sometimes it’s really tough," Kasich added. "I hope to be able to support whoever the nominee is."
Kasich’s positive campaign has him in a close battle with Trump ahead of Ohio's Republican primary. A NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll released Sunday showed Kasich leading Trump 39 percent to 33 percent.
Kasich believes Ohio could very well be a turning in the race and that if he were to block Trump there, he could prevent him from becoming the Republican nominee.
“I absolutely believe that," Kasich said. "Ohio always seems to be the geographical center of the political universe."