Latest Fact-checks on John Kasich John Kasich stated on April 24, 2016 in comments on "Face the Nation": "After my first year as governor, I was one of the most unpopular governors, maybe the most unpopular governor in the country. ... It changed." John Kasich stated on March 29, 2016 in an interview: Ten times, no Republican candidate for president had enough delegates to claim the nomination before the party’s convention, and seven of those times "somebody who was not the leader of delegates was selected as the nominee of the party." John Kasich stated on April 3, 2016 in an interview: "There are no rules governing" the 2016 Republican convention, "the rules have not been set." John Kasich stated on March 20, 2016 in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press": Says Donald "Trump got, you know, $1.8 billion worth of free media. I got, like, none." John Kasich stated on March 14, 2016 in comments at a town hall in North Canton, Ohio: "You know what Truman said, ‘You want a friend in Washington, buy a dog.’ " John Kasich stated on February 24, 2016 in a Kasich for America ad, "Progress": "As governor, Kasich delivered the largest tax cut in the nation." John Kasich stated on February 27, 2016 in a television ad: "Twenty million Americans are out of work." John Kasich stated on March 3, 2016 in a Republican presidential debate in Detroit: In head-to-head polls for the general election, "I beat Hillary Clinton by more than anybody, by 11 points." John Kasich stated on February 13, 2016 in the Republican debate in Charleston, S.C.: "When Jeb (Bush) was governor, his first four years as governor, his Medicaid program grew twice as fast as mine." John Kasich stated on January 29, 2016 in comments on Fox News: Ohio’s credit rating is "as high as you can get, AA+." John Kasich stated on September 27, 2015 in an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation": "When I left Washington, we had a $5 trillion surplus." John Kasich stated on August 9, 2015 in an interview with "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos: Says he was "one of the chief architects" of balancing the federal budget. John Kasich stated on August 6, 2015 in comments at a GOP debate in Cleveland: "I took the state of Ohio from an $8 billion hole … to a $2 billion surplus." John Kasich stated on January 25, 2015 in comments on "Fox News Sunday": "You cannot build a little guy up by tearing a big guy down -- Abraham Lincoln said it." John Kasich stated on March 21, 2013 in a television interview: "Right now, Texas doesn’t have an income tax and Oklahoma’s lowering their income tax rates, and guess what their severance tax is? Sky high." John Kasich stated on March 20, 2013 in an interview televised March 22 on “State of Ohio”: Says that his transportation budget and Ohio Turnpike plan "would make sure we have lower tolls than we’ve had through the history of the turnpike." John Kasich stated on March 15, 2013 in a tweet: "Under Gov. Kasich, Ohio wages have increased by $10.3 billion." John Kasich stated on February 4, 2013 in a news conference: Without a Medicaid expansion, 275,000 more Ohioans could be getting their primary care in emergency rooms, costing "everybody a lot of money." John Kasich stated on November 29, 2012 in a news conference: Says "Detroit dumping a bunch of sewage" in Lake Erie "causes big problems" for Ohio. John Kasich stated on November 29, 2012 in a speech to the Ohio Farm Bureau: Agriculture "is the strongest industry in Ohio." John Kasich stated on September 29, 2012 in a television interview: "We're up 123,000 jobs over the last year and three-quarters. We're actually, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics, down 500 ... auto jobs in Ohio." John Kasich stated on July 25, 2012 in an announcement at the Ohio State Fair: "Ninety percent of the topsoil has inadequate moisture to grow crops." John Kasich stated on June 3, 2012 in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press.": "Giving the facts: 73,000 jobs created ... since '11. Do you know how many direct jobs in the auto industry? 1,800." John Kasich stated on June 3, 2012 in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press.": "When I started in Ohio it was terrible. Now, we’re getting bipartisan support for our bills. And that’s called leadership." John Kasich stated on April 2, 2012 in an interview with Fox News: "Our rainy day fund has gone from 89 cents to $240 million." John Kasich stated on April 2, 2012 in an interview with Fox News: "We were the No. 1 job creator in America in February and we are now the No. 4 job creator in the last year." John Kasich stated on March 2, 2012 in a session with reporters: "The total (state) payroll has gone down. The total amount of the number of workers in the state has gone down. I like the fact that the bulk of that is just by retirements." John Kasich stated on January 10, 2012 in an interview with The Plain Dealer: Says Ohio has 77 job training programs spread across 13 state agencies. John Kasich stated on January 19, 2012 in a news conference: "We are now eighth in the nation in job creation . . . we are No. 1 in the Midwest." John Kasich stated on November 8, 2011 in a news conference: "We have had some significant accomplishments on a bipartisan basis."