Donald Trump slammed Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s record as governor insisting, “John got lucky with a thing called fracking.”
Trump, appearing at the CNBC GOP Debate Wednesday also blasted Kasich for being on the board of Lehman Brothers when “it went down the tubes.”
Donald Trump: First of all, John got lucky with a thing called fracking, okay? He hit oil, he got lucky with fracking, believe me. That’s why Ohio is doing really well. And that is important for you to know. number two, this was the man that was a managing general partner at Lehman Brothers, when it went down the tubes and almost took everyone us… including Ben and myself. Because I was there and I watched what happened. And Lehman brothers started it all, he was on the board, and he was a managing general partner. And just thirdly, he was so nice, he was such a nice guy. And he said, ‘Oh, I’m never going to attack.’ And then his poll numbers tanked. That is why he is on the end. And he got nasty, and he got nasty. So you know what? You can have him.
Kasich defended himself insisting that Ohio’s energy sector is “diversified” and that he was just a “banker” at Lehman Brothers.