Ohio Governor John Kasich continued his criticisms of President Trump Sunday, this time saying he disagreed with the way Trump decided to pardon Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
"I wouldn't have done [the pardon] this way," Kasich said on "Meet the Press."
"And it's not — it is absolutely should be out of bounds for somebody to use that as some sort of a political wedge. It appears as though that's what it was."
Arpaio's aggressive policing and profiling of Latinos who he suspected of being illegal immigrants in his Arizona county have been controversial for years. Trump's pardon of Arpaio drew quick criticism from political opponents, but also from some Republican lawmakers like Sen. John McCain, of Arizona, and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.
Kasich was a primary opponent of Trump in 2016, and has continued his criticisms of the administration after the election and beyond.
In recent weeks, Kasich has made numerous appearances with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a Democrat, prompting speculation that the two might combine for a "unity ticket" in 2020.
But Kasich quickly squashed that speculation.
"'Kasich/Hickenlooper' — first of all, you couldn't pronounce it and secondly, you couldn't fit it on a bumper sticker," Kasich joked.
For all of his criticisms of the current administration, Kasich also took aim at the current class of Democrats.
"The problem with the Democrats, I can't figure out what they're for," Kasich said.
"I mean, they have a golden opportunity, right, to be able to come in and win elections, but they can't figure out anything other than the fact that they don't like Donald Trump."