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'Let's Give Him a Chance,' Says Boston's Mayor of Trump

Mayor Marty Walsh and President-elect Trump have gone back and forth with insults in the past year



    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016)

    Now that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States, some Massachusetts politicians are now forced to find common ground with him.

    Governor Charlie Baker has criticized Trump in the past and Trump himself insulted Boston Mayor Marty Walsh within the last year. It leaves one to wonder what Boston’s relationship with Trump will be like when he takes over as president.

    Although Walsh said he voted for Hillary Clinton, he said he has to respect the results of the election's outcome.

    "Let's give him a chance to see what happens here," Walsh said.

    The two verbally attacked each other during the campaign season and now will be forced to work together.

    "If they reach out to us and want to work with us, I think Boston is in a position that any president would want to work with Boston because of the fact of what type of city we are," Walsh said.

    Over the summer, Walsh said Trump would have to apologize before he would be allowed to build in Boston after Trump's immigration comments.

    Trump then attacked Walsh on the failed Boston Olympic bid calling Mayor Walsh a "clown." He also said Boston should get a new mayor.

    "I went back with him on some stuff that was in the heat of the election. You know whatever. I don't take it personal," Walsh said. "I think elections are elections and the next day people seem to push that to the side."

    The day after the election, though, Walsh says some city residents have contacted him, concerned about benefits they currently receive from the government. He say he will continue to fight for those residents.

    "People that were immigrants being worried about being immigrants, people worried about the benefits coming into out city housing money, different types of money," he said.

    Walsh says he's not worried about how Trump's presidency will affect himself politically, only that he's concerned about the city of Boston.

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