By Sarah Ferris - 01/09/16 12:14 PM EST
Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Saturday slammed GOP presidential rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump thought biker rally crowd would resemble ‘I Have a Dream’ speech Weld wins Libertarian nomination for VP Dems to Clinton: Ignore Trump on past scandals 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.
“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.