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Debate #1: Does Kasich want Trump’s money now?

We already talked about how none of the candidates denounced Donald Trump during the first GOP debate on Thursday. The question came from moderator Megyn Kelly: how will Trump run against Hillary after having made many, many disgusting comment about women? The answer contained no apology for his statements.

Friday night, Trump called in to CNN to give Don Lemon more of his opinion on Kelly. Trump attacked Kelly, saying:

She had blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.

Trump’s attack, which was joined by actual death threats on Twitter from his supporters, is not separate from the GOP platform. The statements by Trump about menstruation and the attacks on basic women’s health care fit together hand-in-glove.

  • A majority of Republican US senators voted to defund Planned Parenthood last week, including GOP candidates Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Lindsey Graham, and Ted Cruz.
  • Governors Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, and John Kasich all signed legislation to defund Planned Parenthood in their home states.

Kasich, worse than the rest, is going to have to reconcile some differences here if he wants to move ahead with women voters.

During the debate — and AFTER Trump’s comments on women were proudly admitted — John Kasich asked him for a donation. DURING THE DEBATE. 

How can John Kasich claim to represent women when he openly solicits money from billionaires that treat women like shit? How could John Kasich denounce Trump’s vicious attack on Megyn Kelly when he’s asking Trump for a handout at the same time?

John Kasich won’t be able to be president when he’s riding that deep in Donald Trump’s pocket.


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