Politics

New Kasich ad asks: Is Trump worthy of the presidency?

Ohio Gov. John Kasich's presidential campaign unveiled a new ad questioning whether Donald Trump is worthy of holding the nation's highest office. The ad highlights Trump's imitation of a disabled reporter, which Trump has claimed was falsely interpreted.

The ad juxtaposes Trump flailing around onstage while talking about Serge Kovalevski, who has a congenital joint condition, with clips of reporters describing Kovalevski's disability. Trump has argued that his arm movements were not mocking the reporter whose condition impacts arm movement, and Trump has also said the reporter is grandstanding on his disability.

Kasich's ad closes with images of U.S. presidents — including George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan — as text appears onscreen that asks, "Is someone like Donald Trump really worthy of following in their footsteps?" Kasich makes no appearance in the ad.

The Ohio governor's campaign and its supporters have waged war on Donald Trump's candidacy, which has prompted Trump to threaten a lawsuit and throw a temper tantrum on Twitter. Trump ranks first in the Washington Examiner's GOP presidential power rankings.

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