Kasich amps up attacks ahead of Trump's Ohio visit

John Kasich's presidential campaign increased its attacks on Donald Trump ahead of Trump's visit to Ohio.

The governor's campaign rounded up other Ohio politicos — Congressman Pat Tiberi, State Senate President Keith Faber, and State Sen. Peggy Lehner — for a conference call with reporters to "discuss Donald Trump." The Buckeye State officials chose instead to focus on Kasich and reluctantly mentioned Trump by name, choosing instead to express dismay about Trump's lack of governmental experience and his remarks about a database of Muslim Americans.

But the Kasich campaign has not minced words. It released a new ad with a tag line, "Does Donald Trump even know what he's talking about?" The campaign wove together together clips of Trump commenting on the hypothetical creation of a registry of Muslim Americans. The video plays over a musical score marked by string instruments befitting the theatrical trailer of a thriller.

Trump threatened to sue Kasich last week for the looming onslaught of negative ads from Team Kasich, including advertisements made by the super political action committees supporting Kasich's presidential bid. The threat does not seem to have had any effect on Kasich, whose campaign has also arranged a press conference with military veterans who will "discuss Donald Trump" in Ohio just before Trump's Monday night speech in Columbus.

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