Gov. Kasich gives President Trump grade of 'incomplete' for his first 100 days

Posted at 12:17 AM, Apr 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-30 00:21:00-04

NORWOOD, Ohio -- Governor John Kasich gave President Donald Trump a grade of “incomplete” for his first 100 days in office.

Kasich came to Cincinnati Saturday on this the 100th day of Trumps Presidency, and the comment came as the governor posed for pictures and signed copies of his new book, “Two Paths: America Divided or United.”

Kasich backed up that remark to 70 supporters at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Norwood.

“The best thing was the Syrian strike, and one of the worst things is this knock and talk where they're going and grabbing immigrants who came here illegally, but didn't commit any crime,” Kasich said.

The governor’s comments came 24 hours after Trump told Reuters he didn’t know how difficult being president would actually be. That’s understandable, Kasich said, because in business Trump did what he wanted.

“Now, he's constrained because he's in a situation where he's got a big board of directors,” Kasich said. “He's got 100 people in the Senate and 435 in the House, and just because he says something it doesn't mean it's going to happen.”

The tension over North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un’s threats to launch missiles with nuclear warheads came up as well.

“A military strike is really, really serious business because there would be as many as a million people at risk from a response from the North Korean regime,” Kasich said.

Scott Johnson, of East Walnut Hills, said he supports Kasich because he “gets things done.”

“I think he is sensible,” Johnson said. “He comes from an ordinary family. He doesn't come from great wealth.”

Nazly Namegove, an immigration attorney, said Kasich’s vision of togetherness is increasingly important.

“I think what Kasich does bring to the table is unity so I think at this time in our country we to have to have America united,” Namegove said.

In his book, Kasich says he has no regrets about his run for president, and his future plans still up in the air when his term as governor ends.