Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Saturday slammed GOP presidential rival Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPriebus: Top levels of the intel community assured me no collusion between Trump camp and Russia How dealmaker Trump can resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Sanders: Trump a 'pathological liar' 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.