Trump Blows Up At GOP Guv For Rebuking POTUS’ ‘Outrageous’ Potential Refusal To Leave Office

President Donald Trump speaks during a bill signing ceremony with his economic team in the Rose Garden at the White House on June 5, 2020. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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President Donald Trump attacked Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) on Friday morning after the Republican governor chided Trump’s comments about potentially rejecting the election results if Democratic candidate Joe Biden wins in November.

“[Republican In Name Only] Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts is unsuccessfully trying to defend Mail In Ballots, when there is fraud being found all over the place,” Trump tweeted, peddling for the umpteenth time the false claim about mail-in voting, which has been debunked by the President’s own FBI Director Christopher Wray.

The President’s post was apparently a response to Baker’s forceful condemnation of Trump refusing to say if he’ll accept a potential defeat in the elections, only that “we’ll have to see” based on the (again, false) claim that voting by mail leads to election fraud.

“It is appalling and outrageous that anyone would suggest for a minute that if they lose an election they’re not going to leave. Period,” the GOP governor told reporters during a press briefing on Thursday. “And I know that I speak, I am sure, for the vast majority of the elected officials in the United States of America when I say that.”

Baker’s stinging rebuke was a departure from his GOP colleagues’ muted responses to Trump, which largely consisted of either downplaying the President’s comment, deflecting to Democrats, or simply repeating that they believed in the Constitution.

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  1. We have to be very careful with the ballots…the ballots, that’s a whole big scam.

  2. I have lost several elections. Nobody asked me if I accepted the results.

    And Donnie, Charlie Baker is what Republicans used to be, you are the Republican in name only.

  3. The damn is breaking, even GOP Governors just want dump to go away…

  4. I’d be much more impressed with Baker if he left the GOP and at least became an independent. It would also carry a lot more force than just strong condemnations

  5. Trump is finding out the hard way and very publicly that this idea of his is going over like a lead balloon.

    For those GOPpers that are on the ballot down ticket, this is a disaster. Because the Dems are enervated and mad as hell and not gonna take it anymore and the tsunami, steamroller, whatever you wanna call it is pointed in their direction at full speed.

    Trump is destroying his own party’s election and their mealymouth responses yesterday is nothing compared to what those on the ballot must be feeling inside when they thought it was a slamdunk.

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