His book, “Two Paths: America Divided or United” will be released April 25.
He marks Donald Trump’s election with an “alas,” he says Hillary Clinton and her campaign represented “slow, tired and worn-out approaches” and he reveals details of backroom campaign conversations with former presidential rival Ted Cruz.
John Kasich’s book, “Two Paths: America Divided or United,” is scheduled for release Tuesday and is set to position the Ohio governor and 2016 GOP presidential candidate as a long-term critic of President Trump. In the book, Kasich shares his take on the 2016 campaign, along with plenty of philosophizing on leadership, faith and community.
The Enquirer obtained a copy of the book before the release date. Here’s what we learned.
1. He’s still not happy about Trump’s election.
“In an election cycle filled with conduct unbecoming a presidential candidate, I’m afraid his conduct was the most unbecoming of all. Alas, Donald Trump is our duly elected president,” Kasich writes. Then, he picks up the line he’s sought to use during Trump’s presidency: “We must now stand with him and look forward with optimism to a bright American future.”
2. Not that Kasich is going to let Trump off the hook.
The “Two Paths” in the book are Trump’s and Kasich’s, to be clear. It’s a line that comes from a speech he gave about a year ago, near the end of his campaign.
So the book calls…
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