John Kasich's own policies are more moderate than Cruz and Trump's, but his opposition to Trump goes beyond just policy — Kasich says Trump's persona and the way he handles himself should illustrate to voters that he's unfit to be president. Kasich criticized Donald Trump's impact on the presidential race, and on the reputation of the U.S. abroad.
"People around the world must be having a field day, Trump is lucky Jon Stewart isn't running the Daily Show," Kasich commented during his interview with ABC News.
The Ohio governor spoke out against Trump this morning, dismissing the Republican frontrunner's political stances, in particular Trump's controversial statements — and reversal of those statements — on abortion. It's important to note that both Cruz and Kasich are also pro-life, and anti-abortion, but both other candidates have stated that in their view women should not be punished for seeking or receiving abortion procedures.
"It's like a panoply of mistakes and outrageous statements, you know what it is with Donald? It's just a stream of consciousness," Kasich said, criticizing Donald Trump's abrasive comments and behavior on the campaign trail.
The interview took a lighter tone after Kasich was asked about his controversial use of a fork on famous New York pizza. Kasich dismissed the criticism, stating that the pizza was simply too hot to handle by hand.