John Kasich Snatches Reporter’s Mic When Asked About Only Primary Win (VIDEO)

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich, normally known for his even-keeled demeanor, lost his temper Saturday when asked how he could keep saying he could win against Democrat Hillary Clinton if he’s only won his home state’s primary.

In video of the exchange posted online, Kasich tells a thick scrum of reporters: “Listen, at the end of the day, I think the Republican Party wants to pick somebody who actually can win in the fall.”

But a reporter, identified by The Week as Financial Times journalist Demetri Sevastopulo, interjected to ask, “But if you’ve only won Ohio –”

“Can I finish?” Kasich said to the reporter.

“If you answer the question,” he replied.

“I’m answering the question the way I want to answer it,” Kasich fired back. “You want to answer it?”

The governor then snatched the reporter’s voice recorder out of his hand to ask “What do you think?”

Sevastopulo replied he thought the governor should answer the question.

Watch the exchange, via Financial Times’ Ben Marino on Twitter:

h/t The Week

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  1. “normally known for his even-keeled demeanor”

    Bullshit. He’s a thin-skinned diva who can’t take a critique and he will never win another election, primary or otherwise.

  2. I don’t know, I might react the same way if I was surrounded by a scrum.

  3. You’re not running for POTUS and possession of the nuclear codes :wink:

  4. Indeed. And he has a long history of losing his temper in fairly epic blow ups. Many consider his temper to be worst than John McCain’s.

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