During an interview on Fox News, Ohio Governor John Kasich responded to questions about the potential that he would challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.
Trump recently discussed his potential Republican challengers including Kasich and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.). He said he hopes they run.
Kasich responded to the president’s comments about his presidential bid, but he claimed that he had not made any official decisions.
“All options are on the table. And we look every day, I have a team of people who look every day at the factors that go into a consideration like that,” said Kasich. “We assess it and at some point, I will make a decision.”
Kasich spoke out about his concern for the future of the Republican party, referencing the recent resignation of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.
“What I’m most concerned about is having a voice. When you look at Secretary Mattis’ letter, I have been saying this now for almost two years, you can’t ignore your allies,” Kasich said. “You cannot just do things on your own, America first.”
However, the politician said he would only run if he believed that his leadership could benefit the country.
“We just have to assess it and whether my voice can help this country… At this point we don’t know,” said Kasich.