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Kasich skipping Ohio GOP dinner Friday where Trump is headliner


While President Trump addresses the Ohio GOP faithful on Friday, Gov. John Kasich has other plans — spending time with one of his daughters before she moves to college — and he insisted that he is not bothered by recent attacks against him by the president or by RNC Co-Chairman Bob Paduchik.

Kasich, who appears to be considering a run for president in 2020, is a vocal critic of Trump.

“I disagree with the president’s policies. You’ve never seen me getting into some vicious attack on his personality or anything,” the governor said of the president. “I don’t like his leadership style. That’s pretty darn clear and I speak out because I think it’s really important we become a nation of uniters, not a nation of dividers. I don’t like that.”

He added that he finds it amusing that the son of the mailman is getting attacked by the president of the United States. “Isn’t that amazing? I should get a merit badge.”

Trump is scheduled to speak at the Ohio Republican Party state dinner on Friday at the Columbus convention center.

Related: Trump to headline fundraising event in Columbus

On Aug. 13, in between tweets about his former aide OmarosaManigault Newman and fired FBI agent Peter Strzok, Trump tweeted: “The very unpopular Governor of Ohio (and failed presidential candidate) @JohnKasich hurt Troy Balderson’s recent win by tamping down enthusiasm for an otherwise great candidate. Even Kasich’s Lt. Governor lost Gov. race because of his unpopularity. Credit to Troy on the BIG WIN!”

Balderson, a state senator from Zanesville, is leading over Democrat Danny O’Connor in the early results of a special election for Kasich’s former congressional district. A final result is still pending.

Days later, Paduchik wrote a guest column for Cleveland.com in which he called Kasich selfish and childish. “It’s 2018 but Kasich is still running for president in 2016. 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,” he wrote.



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