Kasich: Trump Selling ‘Snake Oil,’ ‘Won’t Stand the Light of Day Against Hillary’

After the Fox Business Network debate, Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) told MSNBC’s Chris Matthews his rival Donald Trump’s plan to deport 11 million immigrants is selling “snake oil” and is “not going to stand the light of day in a fall against Hillary Clinton.”

Matthews asked, “You charged it was silly and not an adult conversation to even be talking about, sending 11 million people back. Is that what you think Trump is selling or is that in an emblem of how angry he is about illegal immigration, that he doesn’t intend to go that far? What do you think her is selling?”

Kasich said, “On that, snake oil. That’s the craziest thing. We are not going to take 10, 11 million people living in this country and separate them from their families, their children and then try to send them back over the border. Of course we have to control the border, Chris. when people sneak in, we have to send them back. We have 11 million people here. They will have to pay a fine and assimilate. Part of my job, part of what drives me is, I want to make sure we win in the fall. Whether it’s immigration to send everybody away or abolishing Medicare, which one of the candidates has backed off of or whether it’s tax plans that put us trillions of dollars into debt. Those things are not going to stand the light of day in a fall against Hillary Clinton. We have to make sure that what we are proposing is solid, realistic, practical and can move the country forward. I’m going to keep doing that in this campaign. We are doing very well. Come on up and ride the bus with us in New Hampshire and you will see.”

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