The Columbus Dispatch reports:
President Donald Trump went after a long-time foe — Ohio Gov. John Kasich — in a tweet Monday morning. Open Twitter warfare is on, as Kasich responded with a tweet featuring a GIF of a laughing Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Following a recent series of TV news appearances featuring Kasich’s take on the apparent narrow win by Republican Troy Balderson in the 12th Congressional District, Trump pounced.
Kasich has said Balderson’s less-than-1-percent advantage over Democrat Danny O’Connor was a reflection on Trump’s “chaos” disenchanting Republican voters, particularly moderate suburban women in last Tuesday’s special election.
The very unpopular Governor of Ohio (and failed presidential candidate) @JohnKasich hurt Troy Balderson’s recent win by tamping down enthusiasm for an otherwise great candidate. Even Kasich’s Lt. Governor lost Gov. race because of his unpopularity. Credit to Troy on the BIG WIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2018
— John Kasich (@JohnKasich) August 13, 2018