Kasich doesn't expect to speak at convention
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich doesn't plan to speak at the Republican National Convention held in his state next month, where Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpFox News president, top anchors advised to quarantine after coronavirus exposure: report Six notable moments from Trump and Biden's '60 Minutes' interviews Biden on attacks on mental fitness: Trump thought '9/11 attack was 7/11 attack' MORE is slated to officially be named the GOP's presidential nominee.

"We have not asked for a speaking slot and have zero expectations of receiving one," Kasich adviser John Weaver said in a statement published by The Guardian.


“Governor Kasich will have a full schedule of events around the convention aimed at helping Republicans keep control of Congress and winning down ballot. Of course, this will be on top of his responsibilities as governor in regard to security issues in Cleveland," Weaver added.

The comments come a day after Trump said he won't invite Kasich and Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzGOP clears key hurdle on Barrett's Supreme Court nomination, setting up Monday confirmation Texas and North Carolina: Democrats on the verge? Senate GOP to drop documentary series days before election hitting China, Democrats over coronavirus MORE (Texas), another former GOP presidential rival, to speak at the convention without first getting an endorsement.
"If there's no endorsement, then I would not invite them to speak," Trump told The New York Times of his last two rivals, who dropped out of the GOP race in early May.
Neither Kasich nor Cruz has endorsed Trump more than seven weeks after the end of the bitter presidential primary.
The Ohio governor was among a number of politicians two years ago praising news that Cleveland had been chosen as the site for the 2016 convention: