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Trump says that he hopes that John Kasich is running against him; Kasich Advisor warns, ‘Be careful’

Ohio Governor and former presidential candidate John Kasich speaks to the press in Concord, New Hampshire, USA, November 15, 2018.
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Consultant for Ohio Gov., John Kasich, allegedly, the President of Trump Thursday warned after the President said he would welcome the 2020 challenge by his former political opponents.

“Be careful what you wish for,” John Weaver, a senior political adviser, told CNBC, after the President said he would like to run either Kasich or outgoing GOP Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake.

Trump’s comments came in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Harris Faulkner on Thursday.

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“So, you mentioned Ohio, so I’m going to bring John Kasich, and I’m going to Arizona Senator Jeff Flake. Because you say that you can run against them in the year 2020,” Faulkner said.

“I hope so,” Trump replied.

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Kasich is “open minded” about the may election as an independent comparison within the GOP, Weaver also said, CNBC, noting that Kasich “is a Republican.”

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Representative Kasich didn’t immediately return Fox News ” request for comment.

The Ohio Governor has recently discussed a possible White house run, say ABC’s “This week with George Stephanopoulos” earlier this month that “we are seriously thinking about it.”

“We are seriously talking about it with family and friends, and political allies who have come to me about,” Kasich said.

Fox News’ Alex Pappas contributed to this report.

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