Ohio Gov. John Kasich stated he is not willing to dismiss one more potential Republican primary run against President Trump in 2020 when he got asked about it back on Friday.
The subject popped during an interview on HBO’s “Real Time,” hosted by well-known liberal politically-oriented comedian Bill Maher.
Even though Maher said to Kasich that in 2016 Trump “kicked your ass,” he asked Kasich to imagine the scenario two years from now.
“I can see a scenario where he’s in a lot of trouble because he’s an idiot,” Maher stated. “There could be a foreign affair disaster. He doesn’t know anything about that. Russia could explode in his face. People could be dying from his healthcare. I could see a challenge in the Republican Party for 2020. Would you be up for that?”
“I’m going to finish my term in 18 months as the governor of our state, pull the state together and get it to do better and better and better,” Kasich stated. “That’s what I’m all about — giving everybody a shot. And then I don’t know what I’m going to do.”
“What I look for is … What is it I’m supposed to do in my lifetime to build a better world or build a better community or whatever? So I can’t tell you what that’s going to be. I’m not going to be plotting and scheming,” he segued, prior to mentioning he’s rooting for Trump’s success with the presidency.
“I’m rooting for [Trump] to do well for the same reason I root for a pilot on my airplane to do well. He’s the president,” Kasich stated.
“But he’s not Sully,” Maher responded, in what was probably a reference to retired airline pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger who back in 2009 saved the lives of his passengers and crew in a crash while landing on the Hudson Bay in what now is labeled as the “Miracle on the Hudson.”
Rumors of a Kasich bid in 2020 are escalating, particularly with his decision to give an address this past month in New Hampshire, the first-in-the-nation primary state. During an interview with David Axelrod, he stated his “inclination” is to say he’ll never bother to run again while mentioning the disclaimer: “You never want to say never to anything.”
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