Latest Flap Between Donald Trump and John Kasich is a Real Doozy

Donald Trump and the Republican Party are pushing for the notion of “party unity.” The tactics used are guilt, shame, strong-arm tactics, insults, and the fact that “Trump is not Hillary.” Sadly, they are not, cannot, or will not make a strong case for Trump, only against Hillary.

Hypocritically, their call for party unity is made while disparaging statements and even death threats are hurled by Trump supporters and even people within the campaign. The latest revelation of ugliness was revealed by a Trump campaign source to ABC News regarding a claim by the Kasich campaign that Trump asked John Kasich numerous times to be his vice-presidential running mate.

ABC News’ Senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta tweeted about the latest flap.

A gracious Trump campaign, in the quest for party unity, would have simply denied the validity of the claim and moved on. But no. There instead was the need to disparage John Kasich, the current governor of Ohio, with ugliness.

Does this sound like a campaign that is truly seeking “party unity?”

No Republican has ever won the presidency without winning Ohio and the Trump campaign thinks it’s a good idea to insult John Kasich, the sitting governor of Ohio who won that state in the primary, as they seek “party unity.”

That’s not very smart.

Trump surrogate and former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas, also called out Kasich for not attending the RNC convention telling FOX News’ “America Newsroom” that Huckabee’s failure to make an appearance is “shameful.”

It looks like the Trump campaign believes that the best way to win over its opposition within the party is with insults and threats. Yeah, that’ll bring about unity.

UPDATE: 3:28 pm

Trump tweeted a denial, without his usual slam, that Kasich was ever offered the VP slot.

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Jennifer Burke
Jennifer Burke
Jennifer is a Co-Founder of PolitiStick and the Editor-in-Chief. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University and a certified teacher with 12 years experience in the classroom. Jennifer attended what is credited for being the first modern-day Tea Party rally in the country in the Seattle area and from there emerged as a powerful speaker and writer within the movement. While still in Washington State, Jennifer was selected to be a member of the second graduating class of the Jennifer Dunn Leadership Institute (JDLI), a program which identified future conservative leaders. Jennifer worked as the National Outreach Director for one of the largest conservative groups in the country and served as Managing Editor and writer for what quickly grew to become one of the top 15 conservative sites in the country. She brings to Politistick a passion for the fight for freedom for current and future generations.

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