The co-chair of the Republican National Committee has torn into Ohio Gov. John Kasich for transforming into a "full-time role as Antagonist in Chief" against President Donald Trump.
"This all started when Kasich, who lost his second campaign for president, refused to appear at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland to welcome delegates," Bob Paduchik writes on Cleveland.com. "Ohio Republicans were shocked, embarrassed, and angered by Kasich's self-centered, childish behavior.
"Throughout the 2016 campaign, Kasich continued to play the sore loser, openly criticizing then-candidate Trump and organizing against the campaign behind the scenes."
Paduchik charges Kasich still bashes Trump today to create "the harbinger of another Kasich presidential candidacy."
"It's 2018, but Kasich is still running for president in 2016," Paduchik writes. 'And he is insanely jealous. Kasich cannot come to terms with the fact that President Trump is so popular, he can come to Ohio and draw crowds measured in the tens of thousands.
"There was a time when Kasich was better than that, a time when he was a promising leader in the Republican Party . . . Now, Kasich is merely a lame-duck governor whose own self-interest cost his chosen candidate much-needed votes."
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