(POLITICO) Not only is Ohio Gov. John Kasich not worried about a potential political backlash for sitting down with President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss their common ground on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the former Republican presidential candidate said in a CNN interview that he would embrace such criticism.
"Oh, I frankly I welcome it," Kasich told CNN's Dana Bash in an interview on Anderson Cooper 360º.
Bash pressed, "You welcome the backlash?"
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