John Kasich has attacked Donald Trump relentlessly in debates and now his super PAC is planning to invest $2.5 million in the most aggressive takedown of the poll leader yet — on behalf of an increasingly anxious GOP establishment.
The attack, according to a blueprint shared with POLITICO, will play out over the next two months on radio, TV, mail and online in New Hampshire. Strategists with the pro-Kasich group, called New Day for America, say the budget for the anti-Trump campaign is likely to grow.
When Trump got wind of this he responded as he always does, by losing his shit on Twitter.
I want to do negative ads on John Kasich, but he is so irrelevant to the race that I don’t want to waste my money.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2015
Watch Kasich squirm --- if he is not truthful in his negative ads I will sue him just for fun!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2015
I loved beating John Kasich in the debates, but it was easy—he came in dead last!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2015
There are almost a dozen of them altogether, but don't think that he stopped there.Once John Kasich announced he was running for president, and opened his mouth, people realized he was a complete & total dud!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2015
Courtesy of Yahoo News:
The billionaire apparently took his threat beyond Twitter. The super PAC, New Day for America, published a letter from The Trump Organization's lawyer warning that Trump would promptly seek "legal action" against the committee if its ads lied about Trump.
"It has come to my attention that you plan on producing and disseminating certain radio, television, and newspaper advertisements directly and personally attacking my client," Trump's lawyer, Alan Garten, wrote in the letter, which was also addressed to the Kasich campaign.
"Please be advised that in the event your ads contain any false, misleading, defamatory or otherwise tortious statements or representations concerning Mr. Trump's business or his brand, we will not hesitate to seek immediate legal action," it continued.
The letter concluded: "Please be guided accordingly."
Yes this is exactly the kind of thin skinned overreacting megalomaniac that we want with access to the nuclear codes.
Holy crap is that a frightening thought!