John Kasich Refuses to Say if He Would Support Donald Trump as Republican Nominee

PHOTO: (L-R) Republican presidential candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich addresses the Sunshine Summit in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 14, 2015 and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 23, 2015.PlayAP Photo
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Ohio Gov.John Kasich today would not commit to supporting frontrunner Donald Trump as the party’s nominee, saying that he did not expect the real estate mogul to win.

“I think he’s very divisive and I do not believe he will last,” Kasich said when asked if he would support Trump if he wins the Republican primary.

Kasich pointed to Trump’s recent back and forth with TheNew York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski as a reason he won’t win the nomination. Trump has drawn criticism this week for appearing to mimic Kovaelski's mannerisms, caused by a muscular disorder, which Kasich said Trump “absolutely mocked.”

“Somebody who divides this country, here in the 21st century, who’s calling names of women and Muslims and Hispanics and mocking reporters, and says, ‘I didn’t do it,’ but he did do it, it’s just not going to happen,” said Kasich.

Kasichadded thatTrump’s popularityhas beenoverblown.The two have sparred at recent debates, and Kasich released a video this week featuring a veteran comparing Trump’s rhetoric to that of the Nazis.

“Everybody needs to get over it and take a deep breath,” Kasich said.