Ohio governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich on Tuesday attempted to explain his experience balancing his state's budget by asking a woman if she has ever dieted.
During a town hall event in Dubuque, Iowa, an audience member asked Kasich about the influence of lobbyists in government and his views on corruption. The governor said he knew how to "cut taxes" and "balance a budget," but acknowledged that it was difficult to maintain a stable economy.
He then turned to a woman in the crowd.
"Have you ever been on a diet?" Kasich asked. She replied, "Many times."
"OK, you're the perfect example," Kasich said after laughing.
"So you set a goal and you reach it, and then what happens? How about a little spumoni? How about a trip over to Mario's?" Kasich said. Spumoni is a classic Italian dessert made up of layers of ice cream and Mario's is a restaurant in town.
The GOP candidate made headlines last month when a female student at the University of Richmond in Virginia tried to ask him a question and Kasich told her, "I'm sorry, I don't have any Taylor Swift concert tickets."
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