Kasich snubs Trump by not asking to speak at Republican National Convention

Kasich snubs Trump by not asking to speak at Republican National Convention

The former candidate has ‘zero expectations’ of receiving a speaking slot, adviser said, after Donald Trump said Ohio governor would have to endorse him firstOhio governor John Kasich has not asked for a speaking slot at the Republican National Convention in his home state in July and has “zero expectations” of receiving one, the Guardian has learned. The absence of Kasich, the popular Republican governor who was one of the last remaining rivals to Trump in the presidential primary, would be an almost unprecedented snub and represent a major blow to Trump’s efforts to unite the GOP around him. In a statement, top Kasich adviser John Weaver told the Guardian: “We have not asked for a speaking slot and have zero expectations of receiving one.” Weaver added: “Governor Kasich will have a full schedule of events around the convention aimed at helping Republicans keep control of Congress and winning down ballot. Of course, this will be on top of his responsibilities as governor in regard to security issues in Cleveland.” Continue reading...

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