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Ohio Republican Party Chair Says Trump Spokesman Made "Stupid" Mistake In Blasting Kasich

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Karen Kasler
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Ohio Republican Party Chair Matt Borges (left) speaks with U.S. Sen Rob Portman (R-OH) on the RNC floor.

The first day of the Republican National Convention began with harsh words for Gov. John Kasich who is in town but not attending the convention, over an apparent rift between the former presidential candidate and the presumptive nominee.

The Trump campaign’s Paul Manafort started off Day One by saying that John Kasich – the governor of the convention’s host state – was embarrassing himself by not endorsing Trump. Ohio Republican Party chair Matt Borges quickly defended Kasich on Twitter, and was still angry hours at the convention hours later. "Everybody makes mistakes. They made a big mistake. It was a stupid one. People make mistakes and can recover from mistakes. Let’s see if they do.”

Ohio’s 66 delegates are bound to Kasich – and while they stood when Trump came on stage to introduce his wife Melania, many did not applaud.

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