Liberal, anti-Trump Republican John Kasich is joining the liberal, anti-Trump network CNN as a political commentator. He is CNN’s favorite kind of Republican and he is happy to join them because what else is he going to do with his time?
Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich Will Join CNN as a Political Commentator
Former Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio will join CNN as a senior political commentator, where he will appear as a guest on a number of platforms, CNN announced Tuesday.
Earlier this week, CNBC reported that Kasich had been in talks with his advisors to join a major cable news network, pointing to either CNN or MSNBC. He ruled out working with Fox News Channel, though he previously hosted his own show, “Heartland With John Kasich,” on Fox News in the early 2000s.
Reports circulated on Monday as Kasich left office that he signed a contract to be represented by United Talent Agency. “I’m excited to work with UTA to keep my voice active across the world and share my experiences and observations to help improve the lives of others,” Kasich said in a statement.
UTA co-president Jay Sures called Kasich “one of the nation’s most unifying and inspiring political voices,” according to Variety. The agency said it would help the politician “navigate the next phase of his public and private life.”
Kasich has hinted at trying to challenge Trump in 2020. His new gig at CNN makes that much less likely of happening.