October 19, 2016

HE'D BE UP 4:

John Kasich speaks out on trade and says he 'won't be a part of' the GOP if it doesn't 'evolve' (Allan Smith , 10/19/16, Business Insider)

John Kasich told Business Insider in a recent interview that if the Republican Party didn't "evolve," he "won't be a part of it."

The Ohio governor and one-time 2016 Republican presidential contender made the comments while discussing trade policy and the stance of Donald Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, who has championed a fiercely protectionist trade platform. In fact, the billionaire once likened the landmark Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement to "the rape of our country."

"I will tell you that if the Republican Party does not evolve, the Republican Party is going to die," Kasich said. "The Republican Party cannot be antitrade, anti-immigrant, not out there practicing the politics of people, you know, the issues surrounding drug addiction and mental illness and the cost of prescription drugs and healthcare and student debt and all of these things are very personal to people now."

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