Thursday, April 28, 2016

John Kasich Trashes ‘Unmoored’ Donald Trump in Manhattan

Via The Observer: "" To be so casually talking about the use of nuclear weapons, it just shows that he’s really not prepared to be president of the United States,” he said. “You wonder about his hand, or his thumb, getting any close to the critical button presidents are in charge of.”

"Mr. Kasich also took time to rail against the Queens-born developer’s “terrible, atrocious” comments about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and his “absolutely absurd” proposal to build a wall along the U.S. southern border and force Mexico to pay for it. He also lashed out against Mr. Trump’s call for the U.S. to round up and deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants living on its soil.

"“Go around and try to pick people up in their neighborhoods and leave kids screaming and crying on the porch while we haul them away in the back of a police cruiser?” Mr. Kasich, the only Republican candidate to support a possible pathway to citizenship, said disdainfully.

"Mr. Kasich also claimed Mr. Trump’s proposal to outlaw abortion and create “some form of punishment” for women who undergo it—a proposal the mogul quickly backed away from after making it yesterday—”put women in a very difficult position.” The statement places the Ohio governor in an odd position himself, since he signed a law banning all abortions of viable fetuses after the 20 week mark in his native state. (...)

"Despite Mr. Kasich’s comparatively poor showing in his own party’s primary, polls indicate he would perform better than Mr. Trump or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz against presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a general election. He argued that, given his own working class roots, he could capture some of the blue collar outrage that has powered his New York rival’s White House run.". Read the article: John Kasich Trashes ‘Unmoored’ Donald Trump in Manhattan by Will Bredderman, 03/31/16 The Observer