Former GOP governor blasts Trump for gutting policies just because they belonged to Obama
Composite image. Photo of Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore and White House photo of Barack Obama by Pete Souza.

President Donald Trump has made it his central mission to gut signature Obama-era policies, from the Affordable Care Act to the Iran-nuclear deal. The Republican leadership has largely embraced the president's efforts to undo the accomplishments of his predecessor.

Speaking on CNN Monday, Ohio's former Republican Governor John Kasich, chided the GOP for its attacks on good policies just because they're associated with Barack Obama.

"There was no violation of the Iran nuclear agreement," Kasich said. He noted that America's European allies were making sure Iran sticks to the terms of the agreement.

"The president ignored the whole thing," Kasich noted.

"Now we withdrew and it's possible that they'll restart their program," Kasich said, visibly fired up.

Kasich pointed out that a lot of the president's views on trade and global relations, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, seem

fueled by antipathy toward his predecessor.

"There are some things that people in the other party [Democrats] do that do make sense," he continued.

"You know what we're doing with Iran? Because it was Obama's," Kasich said. "So here we are in this trade war that's hurting farmers."