Kasich on 2020: 'All of my options remain on the table'

Kasich on 2020: 'All of my options remain on the table'

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) during a Wednesday interview on CNN left the door option to a possible primary challenge to President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE in the 2020 election. 

“All of my options remain on the table,” said Kasich, who ran for the Republican 2016 nomination and is a frequent critic of Trump. 

“I don’t wake up every day looking at polls or thinking about me and my political future. I just want to be a good voice,” he added, saying he is still deeply interested in issues such as health care costs, the environment and income inequality.

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If he did jump into the race, he would also face off against former Massachusetts Gov. William WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldTrump becomes presumptive GOP nominee after sweeping primaries Trump sweeps through mini-Super Tuesday primaries Trump glides to victory in Super Tuesday GOP primaries MORE (R), who announced that he would challenge Trump for the GOP nomination on Monday. 

Weld told Fox News on Tuesday that he has encouraged Kasich and former Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) to also run against the president. 

Polls show any Republican challenger to Trump faces an uphill struggle as he maintains high levels of support among the party's base. 

While the 2020 GOP field is small so far, more than a dozen Democrats — including multiple senators, House members, governors and mayors — are vying for the party's nomination.