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 TrumpEsper sidesteps question on whether he aligns more with Mattis or Trump Warren embraces Thiel label: 'Good' As tensions escalate, US must intensify pressure on Iran and the IAEA 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) WeldPoll: Trump trails Biden and Sanders, beats Buttigieg, Harris, and Warren Republicans more interested in a primary challenge to Trump than Democrats were for Obama in 2012 Trump challenger Weld renews calls for his resignation after comments on political opponent MORE

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