John Kasich: GOP Candidate Said He Didn't Invite Trump To Ohio Rally

Aug 06, 2018, 00:46
John Kasich: GOP Candidate Said He Didn't Invite Trump To Ohio Rally

Though boisterous and bellicose, Trump steered clear of the trouble he stirred up the night before when he blasted one of Ohio's favorite sons, LeBron James on Twitter, questioning James' intelligence. Troy Balderson, the Republican in a special U.S. House election on Tuesday.

President Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, in Lewis Center, Ohio.

Trump promoted other Republican officeholders and candidates in OH as he rallied supporters Saturday night at Olentangy Orange High School north of Columbus.

When Trump took the stage in a sweltering high school gymnasium north of Columbus, his late-night tweet deriding James' intellect had already generated hours of online buzz in defense of the all-star from Akron who had just opened a school for at-risk children in his hometown.

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He blasted the media as "fake news" and said journalists "were awful people". The crowd cheered and chanted the campaign staple rallying cry, "Build the wall, build the wall".

Balderson is running against Democrat Danny O'Connor in a race that some see as a potential harbinger for Republicans' chances in the upcoming midterm elections, reports 10TV.

"Jim Jordan, how great is he?"

"I asked him, I said, Troy, why did you invite Trump in here, the president?"

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Murphy said he is wary of a strategy in which Republicans seek to tie themselves to the president, but noted Republican politics are now "all Trump all the time".

"Get out and vote for Steve on Aug 7th", Trump wrote in a tweet that referenced Representative Steve Stivers.

Trump previewed his message for the Columbus-area rally with a tweet saying that while Balderson "is strong" on issues like crime and immigration, "his opponent is a puppet of Nancy Pelosi/high taxes".

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