Kasich blasts Trump for sharing imprisoned Dems graphic: ‘The country’s divided enough’
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Outgoing Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Thursday took aim at President TrumpDonald TrumpVirginia GOP gubernatorial nominee acknowledges Biden was 'legitimately' elected Biden meets with DACA recipients on immigration reform Overnight Health Care: States begin lifting mask mandates after new CDC guidance | Walmart, Trader Joe's will no longer require customers to wear masks | CDC finds Pfizer, Moderna vaccines 94 percent effective in health workers MORE for retweeting an image of his political opponents behind bars earlier in the week.

Kasich told MSNBC's Chris Matthews that Americans were "hungering" for an "end" to the daily controversies and "name-calling" employed by the Trump administration and others in Washington.

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"I think it's terrible," Kasich said Thursday when asked about Trump's retweet of an image showing special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE, 2016 presidential opponent Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats say it's up to GOP to stop Trump 2024 Hillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit More than half of eligible Latinos voted in 2020, setting record MORE, former President Obama, and others behind bars.

"I mean, look, the country's divided enough," he said to MSNBC's Chris Matthews. "People are hungering for an end to all this. The name-calling. The chaos. And you're the president, when you're putting things out like this ... Look Chris, I'm the governor of the 7th-largest state in the country. I got things that make me mad, get me upset. [But] I don't start putting out a list of people that are my enemies."

"I thought we got over that when Nixon left," Kasich continued.

Kasich, who could not seek reelection this year due to term limits, is a frequent critic of the president, whom he opposed in the 2016 GOP primary.

Earlier this year, he said that he had become "convinced" that the president is incapable of unifying the country. Kasich is thought to be considering a 2020 primary bid as a Republican.

“He’s not capable of being a unifier. In fact, I’ve become convinced he doesn’t know how to accept personal responsibility and always finds somebody else to blame,” Kasich told CNN in October.