Donald Trump Rips Charlie Baker As ‘Terrible,’ Explains Why He Doesn’t Like The Governor

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Former President Donald Trump endorsed former state representative Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman) for governor of Massachusetts last week.

Why’d he do it?

Trump explained the thinking behind his endorsement in an interview on The Howie Carr Show on Monday afternoon.

There were two reasons behind it. He doesn’t like incumbent governor Charlie Baker, who may seek a third term. Additionally, he likes Massachusetts Republican Party chairman Jim Lyons.

Trump said he wanted someone whose politics are more in line with those of himself and Lyons. When he looked into Diehl’s record, Trump liked what he saw.

Here is what Trump said about his endorsement of Diehl, while likening Baker to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, another anti-Trump Republican:


Well it started off by the fact that I can’t stand Baker. He’s a phony. He’d come to the White House and he’d say ‘oh, you’re doing such a great job.’ You know, every, once a year — and sometimes more — they come into the White House, right? Governors. And he’d say, he’d say, ‘oh, what a job you’re doing. What a job. Great. Great.’ Then you’d see him on television saying the opposite — and he knows what a great job we’ve done. But he’s, you know, catering to a certain constituency, but I didn’t like him. I didn’t think he did a good job, I don’t think Hogan does a good job. They’re like, they’re like two of a kind. And so that’s one of those things, I just wanted to number one do that and then, as you know, the head of the Republican Party, who I think is a terrific guy called me, and he, yeah Jim is great, and he said we have a wonderful candidate that he thinks will do very well and I, I heard of him, but I didn’t know too much about him. I checked it out very carefully and I think that Diehl will be the real deal. Diehl will be the real deal. And very popular, real Republican, and I think somebody like that can win. But, you know, Baker, you might as well have a Democrat in as far as I’m concerned. He was, he was absolutely terrible.


Baker never publicly supported Trump; he said he did not vote for Trump in the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections. He was also a vocal critic of the president. 

Trump also revealed that he is willing to make an appearance in the Bay State for Diehl to help him raise money. When answering the question, he also said he thinks Baker wouldn’t perform well in a Republican primary.

 “Yeah I would do that,” Trump said. “Sure, I would do that. I think he’s gonna work very hard. It’s not an easy place, you know, let’s not kid ourselves. It’s probably rigged voting like many other places in our country, so it’s probably better than you think, but I would do that, and I don’t think, I don’t think Charlie Baker’s gonna do well in a primary. He, maybe he’ll drop out or do something else. But I don’t think he’s gonna do very well. I don’t think he’s very popular with the Republican Party. He has not supported the party, he’s been, I think he’s been terrible to the party, frankly.”



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