If Donald Trump still has his job in 2020?
It increasingly looks like he’ll be primaried….
Ohio Gov. John Kasich, appearing alongside former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger as he mulls a primary challenge to President Donald Trump, said Wednesday that the Republican Party has “never been my master” and that “all of my options are on the table” for 2020.
Speaking at an event promoting a nascent group of moderate Republicans in heavily Democratic California, Kasich said the GOP should cast itself in a more moderate, compromising mold.
The former presidential candidate yoked himself to the legacy of President Ronald Reagan, who “compromised with [former Democratic House Speaker] Tip O’Neill on saving Social Security” and “was very welcoming to immigrants.” Kasich said. “The Republican Party is my vehicle. It’s never been my master.”
He added, “And it’s my job to lead the party.”
Asked if he was ruling out running against Trump as an independent, Kasich, who could also challenge the president in the Republican primary, told reporters, “All of my options are on the table. But I’m a Republican, I’m a conservative, and I just want to add to the public debate and do a good job.”
“I’m not ruling anything in or out,”…..