Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is reaching a critical moment.
Democrats are trying to convince the public that the outcome is already decided and the only question left is the size of Joe Biden’s impending landslide.
And now Donald Trump learned this top Republican just defected to the Democrats.
In 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich staged one of the most bizarre and embarrassing presidential campaigns ever.
Kasich stayed in the contest until May and lost every single primary save the one in his home state of Ohio.
After leaving the race, Kasich went full Never Trump and refused to endorse Donald Trump for president.
Kasich expected Trump to lose and scheduled a major speech for after the election where he would lay out the case that Republicans needed to agree with Democrats on every issue if they hoped to win elections.
But after Trump won his stunning victory, Kasich canceled his speech and concentrated on governing Ohio like a Democrat – he vetoed a bill to protect the lives of innocent babies by banning abortion after six weeks – and then signed on as a fake news CNN contributor upon leaving office in 2019.
Now Kasich is making his transformation complete and ending his career in the Republican Party by endorsing Joe Biden with a speech at whatever passes for the Democratic National Convention this summer.
“Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican and frequent Trump critic, has been approached and is expected to speak at the Democratic National Convention on Biden’s behalf next month, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plans who insisted on anonymity to discuss strategy. Kasich is among a handful of high-profile Republicans likely to become more active in supporting Biden in the fall,” the Associated Press reports.
Trump campaign press secretary Hogan Gidley dismissed Kasich as a failed presidential candidate and party gadfly.
“I don’t think it really matters all that much, it’s just a political speech at a political event for a political purpose,” Gidley told The Daily Caller. “He’s also an opportunist at his very core, so let’s be very clear about who Kasich is, and that’s fine.
“And the Democrats are going to use this and say there is some massive shift – I’m sure – from the Republicans to the Democrats,” Gidley added.
Many pundits expected Kasich to make another long shot bid for the White House in 2024.
Win or lose, this is President Trump’s last campaign and the GOP primary figures to be wide open with between 20 to 30 candidates entering the race.
Kasich’s decision to endorse the Democrat nominee for president and speak at their party convention ends all of that speculation.
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