Gov. John Kasich stops by 'The View' on book tour, talks Trump and why the country needs unity now

Posted at 1:49 PM, Apr 26, 2017

Now that the 2016 election is over, we have not seen Gov. John Kasich, a one-time presidential hopeful, on the national stage in a while.

He's back. Kasich is on a media tour to promote his new book "Two Paths: America Divided or United." Released this week, it's already at the top of Amazon's political science bestsellers list.

Kasich appeared on ABC's "The View" on Tuesday, and host Joy Behar pointed out that the Republican did not endorse Donald Trump, nor did he attend the Republican National Convention.

"And that made a lot of people happy in my party," Kasich said.

"Not happy," said Behar. "Not."

In addition to reiterating the themes of unity from his book, Kasich talked about the differences between himself and the president.

"I'm a positive populist. The president's been a negative populist," he said. 

WATCH: John Kasich on "The View"

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About the book:

"When Ohio governor John Kasich ran for president, his powerful message of hope and togetherness struck a chord with American voters. In Two Paths: America Divided or United, he carries that message forward by reflecting on the tumultuous 2016 campaign, sharing his concerns for America and his hopes for our future, and sounding a clarion call to reason and purpose, humility and dignity, righteousness and calm." --

  • Hardcover price $18.29
  • Kindle price $14.99
  • 320 pages
  • Published by Thomas Dunne Books 

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