Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) said Wednesday that it was “hard to say” whether he would support Donald Trump for the presidency.
Kasich was asked on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” whether he would back Trump as his party’s presumptive nominee.
“Hard to say,” Kasich shot back, adding that he has a “completely different message” than Trump.
Kasich, who was the last Republican standing against Trump in the primary, has not said whether he would support the real estate mogul since ending his own bid in May. Kasich went on tell Fox News that Trump called him “a couple weeks back” to discuss supporting him.
“I said we are like two companies—we have a different vision, a different value system and a different objective. So, it’s pretty hard to put that together,” Kasich said. “But right now the divisiveness, the division, the name calling it just doesn’t go down well with me.”
He called Trump’s assertion that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel was unable to fairly preside over cases against Trump University “just terrible” and said the country needed a leader who can “inspire confidence in everyone and make everybody feel like they’re special.”