Finally it’s happening. Republicans are jumping ship and outright condemning Trump and his campaign tactics. The most recent Trump deserter is Ohio Governor John Kasich.
Governor Kasich blatantly called out Trump, criticizing his entire campaign for creating division, negativity and contributing to the turmoil that surrounds his rallies. On Saturday, Kasich told reporters:
“Look, do you want to start with immigration? Do you want to start with the things that he has said, you know, about Muslims? I mean, where does it end? It’s putting one group against another and it’s created a toxic atmosphere.”
The Governor went on to say that the feelings of discontent with the existing administration and climate in America are valid. Trump supporters are expressing how they truly feel, but Kasich accused Trump of feeding those feelings and fueling the negativity:
“The way you get those voters is to tell them how you can fix things… [Y]ou can put them in a really bad mood or you can walk into that same room and you can get them to be hopeful.”
When questioned about the violence that occurred at Trump’s rallies, Kasich expressed that he was “shocked” and “deeply disturbed.” He went on to say:
“To see Americans slugging themselves at a political rally deeply disturbed me. We are better than that. We are a nation that overcomes obstacles and challenges.”
The Governor’s comments have made one thing certain: if Trump is elected president, Kasich would have no place in his administration.
Here’s where all of this really gets interesting. As more Republicans follow suit and withdraw their support from Trump, something remarkable will begin to happen. The divide between the parties will shrink. Democrats and Republicans agree on one thing—Trump should not be the Republican nominee.
America is divided on exactly what is we want but we are coming to a collective decision on what we don’t want: Trump as the leader of the free world.
“This is not making us proud. Think of the videos that have been shown all over the world of people slugging it out at a campaign rally,” said Governor Kasich. “I mean, there are people around the world that are shaking their heads who are saying, ‘What the heck’s happened to America?'”
No matter your political affiliation, religious view, race, or creed, we are all unified on this one platform: Donald Trump has run a disgraceful campaign.
Look at that. Donald Trump has united America.