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Kasich: I ‘Loved’ Nikki Haley’s Comments About Trump


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Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” while discussing Governor Nikki Haley (R-SC) response to the State of the Union, in which she called for voters to not give in to the “siren call of the angriest voices,” Republican presidential candidate John Kasich said he “loved her comments.”

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Partial transcript as follows:

DICKERSON: I want to ask you about something — Governor Nikki Haley of South Carolina, we were just talking about that state, and her response to the State of the Union, she said, “today we live in a time of threats like few others in recent memory. During anxious time it can be tempting to follow the siren call of the angriest voices. We must resist that temptation.” What was your reaction to that?

KASICH: Loved it. Loved her comments.

You know, the other thing is, John, I don’t know if you noticed the debates. You know, I travel around and people say, you know, you’re the adult, you’re the one that makes sense, you’re the one with the experience, how do we get you more attention, how do we get you more time? Look, in this campaign, I’m very proud of it. And I’m proud of it because we’re raising the bar.

You know, what happens today in American politics is that if you don’t yell or say something really extreme, the media ignores you. So I said one little funny thing about Bernie Sanders. I said, well, you know, Bernie’s the nominee, we’ll win all 50 states. That got more attention than everything else I said in the debate.

DICKERSON: All right —

KASICH: But, you know what, at the end, the people — the people themselves, they do good analysis. That’s why we’re rising in New Hampshire.

DICKERSON: All right —

KASICH: That’s why we’re going to do so well.

DICKERSON: OK. Senator Kasich, the little engine, we’ll see you at the depot. Thanks very much.

KASICH: Governor. Governor. Stop downgrading me. Governor.

DICKERSON: Sorry. Sorry, governor. I apologize. I got senators coming and going over here. Thanks, governor. We’ve got lot more coming up.

KASICH: I might start talking about Bob Schieffer if you keep it up, Dickerson.

DICKERSON: All right, governor. Stay with us.

KASICH: We’ll see you.

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