Trump blames Kasich for economic collapse, NAFTA
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Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFranklin Graham says Trump comeback would 'be a very tough thing to do' Man suspected in wife's disappearance accused of casting her ballot for Trump Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' 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."


Trump ripped Kasich earlier this week for his time at the investment bank, claiming that the Ohio governor “helped Wall Street predator Lehman Brothers destroy the economy.”

“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.