Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich did not mince words when he said that the strength and popularity of former President Donald Trump is fleeting every day. The popular leader in the Republican Party expressed this sentiment during a Thursday interview with Chris Cuomo on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time.” Kasich said that Trump’s power is now only within some state party organizations and members of Congress who are intimidated by him.
Driving Away Qualified Candidates
According to Kasich, one of the biggest issues of Trump’s persona is that it is becoming more challenging for the Republican Party to recruit qualified candidates. The best people do not want to jump into what the Republican Party is evolving into under the direction of Trump.
Kasich said that the January 6 Capitol attack was the turning point for many in the party who had been on the fence about whether they wanted to align themselves with Trump or break from his power. Kasich went on to say that Trump was losing his power as a result of the fracture within the party. Although Trump is scheduled to make a speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) event this weekend, Kasich believes that this appearance will be the last hurrah for him. After that speech, Kasich believes Trump will begin to disappear from the limelight.
Kasich Never a Fan of Trump
While Kasich has never been a staunch defender of the former president, his voice is still a respected opinion in the Republican Party.
Kasich conveying that he thinks that Trump is on his way out will certainly carry some weight within the more moderate faction of the party.