Donald Trump is more than a master of business; his trolling abilities seem to have reached expert level, becoming the stuff from which political legends are made.
While many such examples of his skill exist, the latest involves everyone’s favorite governor with a mailman father, Ohio Gov. John Kasich.
Trump made a stop in Cincinnati for his “Thank You” tour and ripped on the governor so hard the governor’s own constituents were booing him by the end.
BizPacReview is reporting, Trump’s “Thank You” tour began in Cincinnati, Ohio Thursday night, with his first major post-election speech. Kasich didn’t attend, of course, his staff citing meetings in Columbus as the reason.
But the governor’s ears were probably tingling because, whether present or not, Trump was looking right at him.
Describing the nature of his massive victory in Ohio, the president-elect said, “We didn’t have much help at the top levels, you know that. And then it turned out it didn’t matter. But we had help from the people, and that did matter.”Later in his speech, the crowd actually booed their governor when Trump asked: “In the great state of Ohio, we didn’t have the upper echelon of politician either, did we?”
After the boos had subsided, Trump tossed Kasich a bone:“But I will say this, and it was very nice. Your governor, John Kasich, called me after the election and was very nice. He said ‘congratulations. That was amazing.’ He couldn’t believe how much we won Ohio by or the election by.”
As if that wasn’t brutal enough, folks on Twitter decided to continue the verbal beatdown on Kasich, and it’s sure to leave a mark.
— Original Team Trump™ (@Team_Trump45) December 2, 2016
— WOMEN FOR TRUMP (@SouthwellLeigh) December 2, 2016
Do you hear that faint screeching sound? It's the sound of Kasich's teeth grinding as he watches Trump speech.
— NewYorkElephant (@NewYorkElephant) December 2, 2016
Ohioans actually have ample reason to be displeased with Kasich, and it’s not just his lack of support for Donald Trump in the general election.
Kasich has expanded Medicaid and welfare programs that have burdened tax payers during his time in office, measures that have been found to be wildly unpopular.
His lack of support for the GOP nominee during this election, combined with his wishy-washy stance on religious freedom, might just prove to be a political career ender for him.
Opposing Trump has come with some pretty serious consequences for the GOP establishment, and only time will tell how much it will cost Kasich.
[This article was written by Michael Cantrell]