Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFrench president rips Trump’s Paris comments By any other name: Revised Trump border rules will still be a Muslim ban Trump's first dinner out in DC: His own hotel MORE on Saturday blamed rival John Kasich for the economic collapse and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
“Kasich was a managing director” at Lehman Brothers, Trump said at a rally in Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday.
“He was right in there dealing with the big boys, all the people who dealt the horrible decisions."
“He voted for NAFTA,” Trump said Saturday. “NAFTA has destroyed New England. ... You’ve never recovered completely from it, but you will if I’m elected because I’m bringing those businesses back.”
Trump later called Kasich “not the right guy” for the White House.
“He’s not tough enough. He’s not sharp enough,” Trump said. “He’s very weak on illegal immigration. He’s totally in favor of amnesty, which you can never be in favor of. He wants amnesty, he wants it always.”
Kasich has staked his campaign on winning his home state's primary on Tuesday. Trump has led the Buckeye State in recent polling, though Kasich has seen improving numbers of late.