When asked if other Republicans such as Ohio Gov. John Kasich should challenge him in a primary in 2020, President Donald Trump on Thursday said, “I hope so.”
During a Fox News interview with Harris Faulkner, the president was asked about a challenge from Kasich or retiring Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake.
Kasich strategist John Weaver sent a short response to the press about Trump’s comments.
“Be careful what you wish for,” Weaver said.
Kasich was the last Republican challenger to Trump in the 2016 primary.
The governor has not said yet if he’s going to run - either as a Republican or an independent - in 2020.
Kasich will leave office in January.
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