Kasich will not attend debate without Trump, strategist says

Posted at 9:16 AM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 11:53:00-04

Following Donald Trump’s announcement that he won’t be attending the GOP presidential primary debate in Salt Lake City next week, Gov. John Kasich’s campaign strategist said Kasich won’t be there either.

“Donald Trump’s decision to scuttle the Salt Lake City debate is disappointing, but not surprising. His values are out of step with the people of Utah. We had hoped to contrast Governor Kasich’s positive inclusive approach to problem solving with Trump’s campaign of division. If he changes his mind, we will be there,” said John Weaver, Kasich’s chief strategist, in a statement sent to FOX 13.

Kasich is still expected to be in Utah Friday, with appearances scheduled at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah Valley University in Orem and Davis High School in Kaysville.