Asked by reporters to rate the president’s performance so far, Ohio’s Gov. John Kasich (R) declined to give his opinion, pointing out, “It’s not even a 100 days, so you have to give the guy a chance. He’s never held public office before.”
During the 2016 presidential election, the governor was a vocal critic of Trump’s after dropping out of the race himself, even refusing to attend the Republican National Convention in July (despite the fact that it was held in his state) or endorse Trump’s candidacy.
However, Kasich has changed his negative tone since meeting with the president in February and expressed his optimism about his former foe’s administration.
“The man is the president of the United States,” Kasich pointed out, adding, “It’s sort of like being on an airplane — you want to root for the pilot.”
Asked by reporters whether he will consider another run for president in 2020, Kasich first said it was “unlikely.” When pressed, however, he admitted that it could be a possibility.
“If I see something I need to do to help my country … that I really believe that I have to do, then I would think I would probably do it,” he said.
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