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Kasich Starts Gearing Up for Possible Challenge to Trump

Oh no. The most annoying candidate of 2016 may be back.

But don’t laugh. A Kasich primary challenge could be damaging to President Trump, win or lose.

From Politico:

John Kasich’s inner circle is gearing up for a possible presidential run in 2020 — actively weighing the prospect of a Republican primary challenge to President Donald Trump against the feasibility of a long-shot general election campaign as an independent.

And there’s one consideration driving their thinking perhaps more than any other: what some of his advisers consider the very real, maybe even likely, possibility that Trump doesn’t run again — by choice or not — or that the president becomes so politically hobbled by late next year that the political landscape fundamentally shifts in Kasich’s favor. That’s one reason Kasich has yet to decide whether to pursue an independent bid or a primary challenge.

Nine Republicans in or close with Kasich’s political operation told POLITICO that the departing Ohio governor has been working with a tight clutch of advisers and informally surveying donors and fellow pols about the shape of his next steps. So far, he has solidified his role as a go-to commentator for national news shows while stacking his schedule with trips including an April return to New Hampshire.

None of this is to say Kasich is a go for 2020. But his activity has undergone a marked shift from just a few months ago, when Kasich and his allies repeatedly denied any interest whatsoever in the White House, even as he embarked on a book tour.

Trump Criticizes Sherif’s Deputy Who Failed to Enter School

President Trump today suggested Scot Peterson, the sheriff’s deputy who failed to enter the Florida school during last week’s massacre might have been a “coward.” Peterson was put on unpaid leave and then resigned after it became clear he waited outside while the rampage unfolded in the school. From remarks to reporters at the White… Continue Reading

Trump May Fire National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster

He’s never been personally comfortable with the guy. According to one report I saw recently, Trump said aloud to the room while McMaster was briefing something to the effect of “Look how serious he is!” And I don’t understand why McMaster, other than out of pique with Trump, would so triumphantly assert last week that… Continue Reading

Trump Reiterates Call for Teachers to be Armed

President Trump Thursday reiterated a call he made Wednesday for teachers to be able to carry concealed weapons in schools. “I want certain highly adept people, people who understand weaponry, guns,” Trump said during a meeting that included the mayor of Parkland, Florida, the site of last week’s school massacre. Trump suggested “a little bit… Continue Reading

Trump Backs Stronger Background Checks, Raising Ownership Age to 21

President Trump Thursday tweeted the outlines of his gun agenda, saying he wants to raise the age at which you can purchase long guns like rifles and shotguns to 21 and strengthen background checks. People already must be 21 to purchase handguns. I will be strongly pushing Comprehensive Background Checks with an emphasis on Mental Health.… Continue Reading

Trump: Graham “One of the Towering Figures of the Last 100 years”

President Trump Wednesday issued a statement on the passing of Reverend Bill Graham. Here it is in full: Melania and I join millions of people around the world in mourning the passing of Billy Graham. Our prayers are with his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and all who worked closely with Reverend Graham in his lifelong ministry.… Continue Reading

White House Begins School Shooting PR Blitz; Destination Unknown

The White House today began a PR blitz designed to show concern about school and other mass shootings, and it was unclear just how far this would take President Trump along the path toward Democratic-style gun control measures. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders entered the briefing room today with expressions of praise and sadness… Continue Reading

Political Scientists Rate Trump the Worst President Ever

Well what did you expect? These are college professors, for God’s sake. President Trump rated last, right below James Buchanan, who set the stage for the Civil War. He was several places behind Millard Fillmore, who is remembered as the greatest man ever to be named “Millard.” Barack Obama is the eighth best president ever.… Continue Reading