Candidate Kasich Declares that Trump Has “Toned Down the Rhetoric”

John Kasich. Photo by Marc Nozell
John Kasich. Photo by Marc Nozell

Fellow Republican candidate for president John Kasich said that the front runner in the race, Donald Trump, has, in his words, “toned down the rhetoric.” This is the full quote from his interview on ABC’s “This Week.”

“I’ve been listening to him lately, and you notice he’s toned down the rhetoric.”

The former governor of Ohio’s remarks come on the heels of one of Trump’s more flamboyant statements.

Describing Hillary Clinton’s 2008 primary defeat to Barack Obama, Trump said she was “schlonged” in the primaries. For those who do not know the word ‘schlonge,’ we suggest looking it up, it is too vulgar to define within these pages.

When asked whether he would support Trump if he wins the Republican nomination Kasich avoided answering the question and instead said that Trump is “toning it down.”

“I’m just hoping as we go forward that he’s going to be a unifier,” Kasich said. “If we have a candidate that comes into Ohio who’s a divider, there’s no chance they’re going to win it.”

“You can’t win the White House without winning Ohio,” he explained. “People in Ohio want somebody that’s going to look at problems and solve them — they don’t want a bunch of windbags.”

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