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Kasich on running in 2020: My wife wishes I was president


Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) on Sunday said his wife told him she wished he were president.

During an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Kasich, a Republican candidate in the 2016 primary, was asked if he had ruled out running for president in 2020.

“I don’t know what I’m going to do tomorrow,” Kasich said, before adding: “The other day, with all the chaos going on, my wife said to me one morning, she said, ‘You know, John, I wish you were president.’ That’s how I knew the country was in trouble.”

{mosads}Kasich also warned during the interview that the U.S. is walking away from international alliances and guidelines that were put in place after World War II as a means of preventing authoritarianism.

“One of the things I am concerned about is the drift that we are in right now in terms of America and the world,” Kasich said.

Earlier this month, Kasich said if the GOP doesn’t fix itself, he won’t be able to continue supporting the party.

“If the party can’t be fixed, Jake, then I’m not going to be able to support the party. Period. That’s the end of it,” Kasich said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“I mean, I’m worried about our country and my kids’ future. But have I given up? Of course not.”


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