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 TrumpTed Cruz knocks New York Times for 'stunning' correction on Kavanaugh report US service member killed in Afghanistan Pro-Trump website edited British reality star's picture to show him wearing Trump hat 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) WeldJoe Walsh: GOP is a 'cult' and Trump a 'would-be dictator' Five top 2020 Democrats haven't committed to MSNBC climate forum The Hill's Morning Report - Trump takes 2020 roadshow to New Mexico MORE

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