Kasich joins growing list of GOP leaders rejecting Trump

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he will not endorse US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, retaining his position as one of the candidate’s toughest GOP critics.

In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Kasich said he could not be “fully enthusiastic” about Trump’s nomination.

“I’ve had a lot of people pound on me about ‘you need to do this, you need to do this, this is about the party,'” Kasich said. “And I love my party, but I love my country. And I have to be true to myself. I wish that I could be fully enthusiastic. I can’t be.”

Kasich, who was the last GOP hopeful to bow out of the GOP nomination race, defended his decision to skip the Republican National Convention (RNC) last month, saying he wanted “to show respect to the nominee.”

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (AFP photo)

“If I wasn’t prepared to go there and get up and endorse a nominee, I just thought it was inappropriate to go into that convention hall,” Kasich…

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