Republican presidential candidate Kasich said rival Trump has created ''toxic'' environment, adding his behavior ''makes it extremely difficult,'' to support him. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential candidate Gov. John Kasich said rival Donald Trump has created a "toxic" environment and added his behavior "It makes it extremely difficult," to support him if he is the nominee. "Donald Trump has created a toxic environment," Kasich said in Cincinnati, Ohio. "And that toxic environment has allowed his supporters, and those who seek confrontation, to come together in violence." When asked about whether he would support Trump if he is the Republican nominee he said, "It makes it extremely difficult." "But lets just everybody take a deep breath, and we will see where it goes," he added. Trump has drawn fervent support as well as criticism for his calls to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border and to impose a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country. His rallies often attract small groups of protesters, but Friday's (March 11) was the first at which there may have been as many protesters as supporters. At the University of Illinois-Chicago stadium rally the two sides shouted at each other until a Trump staffer appeared and said the event would be put off until an unspecified date for security reasons. The cancellation followed an appearance by Trump in St. Louis on Friday (March 11) during which protests forced him to halt his speech repeatedly.