Gov. Baker says he’s spoken to President-elect Donald Trump

  • Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker AP FILE PHOTO

Associated Press
Published: 11/28/2016 9:21:20 PM

BOSTON — Gov. Charlie Baker says he’s spoken with Donald Trump and doesn’t believe the president-elect will try to punish Massachusetts for supporting rival Hillary Clinton during the presidential election.

Baker said Monday during his monthly segment on WGBH-FM that he called Trump ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday.

“I did reach out to him,” Baker said. “I wished him and his family a happy Thanksgiving. I congratulated him on his victory, and we talked for about four or five minutes.”

The Republican governor described his conversation with the incoming Republican president as a social call and said it lasted about four or five minutes.

“It was polite and it was cordial, and that was kind of that,” Baker added. “I did think it was important for me to reach out and to say congratulations and to offer our assistance if appropriate.”

Baker said Trump responded in kind, saying “thanks for the call and thanks for the good wishes.”

During the campaign Baker repeatedly said he didn’t believe Trump had the temperament to serve as president. Baker said he didn’t vote for Trump or Clinton on Election Day.


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