In a new bid to mock the Republican presidential front-runner, Ohio Gov. John Kasich's campaign debuted trump-putin2016.com, highlighting the similarities between the Russian leader and the business mogul.

"Trump names Vladimir Putin his running mate," the Kasich team writes in a mock press release.

The release explains that Trump "picked Putin to be his vice president for his strong approach to dealing with dissent, flexible approach to democracy, rule of law and the Constitution, and his willingness to regularly violate other countries' territorial integrity in blatant violation of international law if it suited his aims."

Trump polls at 33.8 percent nationally, versus 2.2 percent for Kasich.

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