Kasich: Many US leaders share blame for North Korea problems
By The Associated Press
HOOKSETT, N.H. (AP) -
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says tensions with North Korea have been brewing for multiple presidencies and cannot be blamed solely on President Barack Obama.
His response is a departure from some of his fellow GOP presidential candidates, who are responding to North Korea's claims that it tested a hydrogen bomb by blaming Obama for not taking strong enough action against North Korea.
Kasich says Obama has had a "horrible" foreign policy, but says administrations have been "kicking the can down the road" when it comes to North Korea for years.
Kasich says the United States must collaborate more with China to halt North Korea's nuclear efforts. He says the Chinese have the greatest leverage over "this crazy guy in North Korea," referring to Kim Jong Un, North Korea's leader.