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John Kasich

Thanks and advice for President Trump

Thanks and advice for President Trump

Dear President Trump,

My, what a couple of weeks you've had!

But, before I offer psychological advice, first I'd like to say thanks again for the stock market boom last week. Unfortunately, this special prosecutor thing may change lots of things for both you and the market.

Second, thanks for agreeing to the $1.2 trillion spending bill that does not fund your wall, dismantle consumer protections, cut non-defense spending or undermine Obamacare, which three-fourths of Americans would like to make work.

I know you called the bill's passage, "a clear win for the American people," but, given your campaign promises, how is this a "win" for you, or...