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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker Responds to Trump Win

Baker says he looks forward to working with Trump and his administration

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    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was an adamant critic of President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and publicly admitted to not voting for either candidate. A day after the election, he's weighing in on America's choice. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016)

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker was an adamant critic of President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and publicly admitted to not voting for either candidate. A day after the election, he's weighing in on America's choice.

    Just a few months ago, Baker was emphatic, saying he wasn’t going to support Trump for president. But after last night’s win, it appears the governor is doing a 180.

    “I look forward to working with him and his administration on a lot of the stuff we share a common interest in,” Baker said at a press conference on Wednesday.

    Baker said he is unclear what direction the Trump administration will take. The president-elect has in the past said that when it comes to people who don’t support him, he will seek revenge. However, during Trump’s acceptance speech last night, he backed down on that. How baker’s lack of support will impact the state remains unclear.

    “We’ll know a lot more about the general direction of that administration as they start making announcements about people for key roles,” Baker said.

    The governor has assured his supporters that even though Trump wants to repeal Obamacare, it will have minimal impact here.

    "We’ll do what we need to do to be a national leader on this irrespective of what happens," Baker said.

    The governor says he has not talked yet with Trump. He did however leave a message for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who is expected to have a role in the Trump administration.

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