Kasich to MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace: ‘Could I Co-Host With You?’


Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R.) is "unlikely" to run for president—but he does have his eyes on an even greater responsibility.

Appearing on MSNBC's "Deadline: White House" on Monday, Kasich jokingly asked host Nicolle Wallace if he could join her as an MSNBC host.

Kasich, the last major contender to drop out of the 2016 Republican presidential primary, has played coy with questions about a possible 2020 run. Some have speculated that he might form a so-called unity ticket with Gov. John Hickenlooper of Colorado (D.), though Kasich has denied any such plans.

Still, Wallace had to press on Kasich's presidential aspirations.

"Are you going to run for president again?" Wallace asked.

"Unlikely. who knows. I don't know what I'm going to be doing," Kasich said.

He clearly had another job in mind.

"I mean—could I co-host with you?" Kasich asked. "You're doing so great."

"You are absolutely—you are  hired," Wallace said. "You hear so much you're fired. You're hired! Start tomorrow."

The two laughed, and Wallace thanked Kasich for appearing.

"Come back any time," she said. "Start whenever you're ready. Send us a start date. We love having you. Thank you so much."

Kasich's second and final term as governor will come to an end in 2018.

Charles Fain Lehman

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Charles Fain Lehman is a staff writer for the Washington Free Beacon. He writes about policy, covering crime, law, drugs, immigration, and social issues. Reach him on twitter (@CharlesFLehman) or by email at lehman@freebeacon.com.

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