John Kasich drops already tepid support for Donald Trump

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he can no longer support Donald Trump.

The Republican governor and former Trump rival had pledged to support his party’s nominee during the primary campaign. He said Saturday Trump “is a man I cannot and should not support.”

Kasich called Trump’s comments captured in a video “disgusting.” But he says that’s not why he reached his decision.

He said, “I will not vote for a nominee who has behaved in a manner that reflects so poorly on our country.”

Kasich becomes the second sitting Republican governor to withdraw support for Trump. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert did the same on Friday.

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