Transcript for Kasich Refuses to Say if He Would Support Trump as Republican Nominee
Back now to 2016 and Ohio governor John kasich who joins us from Columbus this morning. Good morning, governor kasich. Good morning, Martha. I want to start with Ben Carson and the Syrian refugees, saying what we need to do is give more money to Jordan and other places to help those refugees out there, is that the answer? Well, I don't mind if we give some humanitarian aid to the Jordanians or the Saudi if need be. But I have been for this no-fly zone so we could have the sanctuary for those to be safe. But the president's done nothing and he's created a very big void and, Martha, as I mentioned earlier, the Russians have now deployed s-400 air defense system that only threatens our ability to move around, but the Turks, they also have the coverage in northern Israel, this is profound implications for the region and for us. And we dither and we delay and it is just not working out and frankly, the president ought to be encouraging the president of Turkey and say, we stand with him against the fact that the Russians invaded his airspace, but we have done nothing. The Russians have moved forward to deploy an air defense system that we at this point really can't penetrate. What would you do about that air defense system? Well, at this point, you know the only thing that you can do with that air defense system is to take it out and of course, that's very serious. Martha, that's all you can do right now. No, I think we should proceed with moving forward on a no-fly zone and I think we should be putting boots on the ground with our coalition, with europeans and our friends in the middle east like we had in the first gulf war to destroy Isis once and for all. You have called for boots on the ground. You're calling an invading force, an occupying force. Give us specifics. I'm not talking about I'm talking about a coalition that looks like we had in first gulf war that would involve our friends in the middle east. Because we're not going to solve this problem with Isis by just sitting back and delaying or dithering, which is what we have done, and the longer we do this, we did not support the Syrian rebels in the beginning so Assad survives. We didn't create the no-fly Zones. All of a sudden, the Russians are there with a very strong air defense system that not only could potentially limit what we do but threaten the northern part of Israel and Turkey. I mean, it's just amazing what's happening. This is reminiscent of what happened jimmy Carter showed weakness to the Russians all of the way back in the late '70s. It's a very serious problem, Martha. Governor, I want to move to the campaign and Donald Trump. Your campaign has a new ad out that is stirring a lot of controversy. Let's listen. If he keeps going and he actually becomes president, he might just get around to you and you better hope that there's someone left to help you. Okay, you're referencing the famous anti-nazi first they came for, the ad appears to compare Donald Trump to hitler, is that the comparison? No, Martha, this is a colonel who was a P.O.W. For five years in north Vietnam. Was beaten and tortured. And these are his words. He feels very strongly about a man who divides us. But it's your ad. Well, but his words. Look, it's about whether we want to have a leader who unifies the country. I mean, trump has criticized and insulted women, hispanics, muslims, reporters, in addition to that -- Do believe what Donald Trump is saying that he didn't know he was insulted the reporter? He's insulted other reporters. This one he absolutely mocked who was disabled. Martha, I know you're offended I be this. We are all. We need a leader who brings us together not a leader that's separating us from one group to another. Does that mean you would not support him if he was the nominee? Well, he won't be the nominee. Look, he may have 20% of the vote. But 80% of republicans don't support him. Somebody has to call him out on this kind of divisive lack waj. You say he won't get the nomination, what if he does, would you support him? He's not going to. Would you support him, governor kasich, if he's the republican nominee? After what you just said about him. I think he's very divisive and I don't believe he'll last. I know all of the press keeps speculating on what he was going do. You all said he was going to fall. Now, he didn't. Now you're all up in the air maybe he's going to make it. He's not going to make it, Martha, because somebody who divides this current here in the 21st century, who's calling names of women and muslims and hispanics and mocking reporters and then saying I didn't do it but he did it. It's not to happen, Martha. Everybody needs to get over it and take a deep breath. At the end of the day, we have serious problems. All right, governor kasich, I'm going to have to wrap it up here. We talked about foreign affairs quite a bit. We thank you for joining us this morning. I wish you nor the race, Martha. That would be a disaster. Okay, next, on this
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