John Kasich Jabs (And Praises) Obama in Town Hall

HANOVER, N.H. – In a town hall meeting at Dartmouth College set to air Friday morning on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," presidential hopeful John Kasich touched on a giant slew of topics, from dysfunction in Washington to the success of the auto bailout, the Iran deal, criminal justice reform, campaign finance, and much more.

Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, blasted the Iran deal, saying Iran is “getting very, very close to where I would say they are violating the treaty.”

He also critiqued the Obama administration’s relationship with Israel, lamenting that, “our president wont even meet with the prime minister. I couldn’t believe it.” If Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu wanted to see him, he said he’d be happy to sit down with him in D.C.

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Kasich was also asked to name something President Obama has done well, and mentioned the administration’s handling of the auto industry. Steve Rattner, who was participating in the town hall, and who served on Obama's Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, was actually the one to ask the question.

Kasich has been pinning his hopes on performing well in New Hampshire. Last week he traversed up and down the state in a multi-day bus tour, culminating in an announcement of his broad proposals to balance the budget within eight years.

The town hall hosted by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski will air on "Morning Joe" between 6:00 and 9:00 a.m. Friday morning on MSNBC.