‘My job as a human being, ultimately, is to serve the Lord…’
(Joshua Paladino, Liberty Headlines) Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Never-Trumper, wavered about a 2020 presidential primary challenge to President Donald Trump and discounted conservatives’ immigration concerns on NBC’s “Meet the Press” with Chuck Todd.
“Chuck, I don’t know what I’m doing. What I’m doing now is — look, I’m staying alive,” Kasich said. “I’m speaking out. But every time I say anything or observe something, people want to say, ‘oh, well, that’s because he’s running for president.’”
“I really don’t know what I’m going to do. Maybe I will. Maybe I won’t. I don’t know. But here’s what I do know,” he said. “My job as a human being, ultimately, is to serve the Lord. And if I’m helping people to realize their God-given purpose and destiny, then I’m striking tin, and that’s good.”
Todd read a quote from Henry Olsen’s Aug. 9 article in National Review, “John Kasich’s 2020 Dream.”
“He’s too Republican for disaffected Democrats and too experienced for voters who want radical change,” Todd said. “Kasich has already lost two bids for the White House. The third won’t end differently.”
Kasich said too much can change before the election.
“You cannot predict where this country’s going, where the mood is going, because everyone in the country knows that it’s chaotic. They know there’s something wrong with our compass and they really want it fixed,” Kasich said. “So I don’t really worry too much about any of this. I’m going to do my job and that’s all I can do.”
Todd showed clips of Fox News Hosts Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham, in which they discussed massive demographic changes in the United States.
Kasich decried their comments as “language of division.”
“Many have been increasingly unwilling to put themselves in the shoes of somebody else,” Kasich said. “Even when you think about family separation at the border, some people say, ‘Well you know, they had a choice. They didn’t need to go there. Well many of them had to go there to save their kids’ lives. Literally, okay.’”
Watch Kasich’s full interview: