Kasich on 2020: 'There is no path right now for me'

Kasich on 2020: 'There is no path right now for me'

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Friday he has no interest in launching a doomed primary challenge to President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Don Lemon explains handling of segment after Trump criticism NPR reporter after Pompeo clash: Journalists don't interview government officials to score 'political points' Lawyer says Parnas can't attend Senate trial due to ankle bracelet MORE in 2020.

"There is no path right now for me. I don't see a way to get there," Kasich said in a Friday CNN interview, citing Trump's strong backing among GOP voters.

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"Ninety percent of the Republican Party supports him," Kasich said. "It may be a shrinking Republican Party, but nevertheless."

"Maybe somebody wants to run and make a statement and that's fine, but I've never gotten involved in a political race where I didn't think I could win," he added. 

Kasich, a frequent Trump critic who sought the GOP's 2016 nomination, did hint that he may yet run for office again.

"Right now there's no path, but we never know what the future's going to bring," he said. 

The president currently faces one primary challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. William WeldWilliam (Bill) WeldTrump allies to barnstorm Iowa for caucuses Republican group calls for 'President Pence' amid impeachment trial Weld says Trump wants reporters to 'roam free' in Iran, but not US MORE

Two dozen Democrats are vying for the party's nomination to challenge Trump.