Kasich: Trump ejecting Muslim protester is un-Republican

Kasich: Trump ejecting Muslim protester is un-Republican
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Saturday slammed GOP presidential rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDems to unveil ‘better deal’ messaging campaign Monday This week: ObamaCare repeal vote looms over Senate Week ahead in cyber: Trump Jr., Manafort slated to testify MORE for ejecting a Muslim woman who was silently protesting his speech, calling his supporters' reaction un-Republican.

Kasich's off-the-cuff remarks came during a presidential forum on povety, which was interrupted by shouts from protesters. When moderator House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) ignored them, Kasich used the chance to criticize Trump's reaction to the protest at his event the night before.  

A Muslim woman wearing a hijab was forced to leave Donald Trump’s speech in South Carolina after she quietly stood up after the GOP front-runner suggested Syrian refugees were affiliated with ISIS.

“I saw a crowd booing this woman who was being escorted,” Kasich said. “That is not the Republican Party.”

As the woman was escorted out by police, Trump supporters booed and shouted. The woman, Rose Hamid, later said that one person accused her of having a bomb.

Kasich said the reaction did not reflect the Republican party's beliefs.

“We are people who can tolerate differences and respect people,” he said.