BOSTON (CBS) – President Donald Trump took a shot a Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker on Twitter Friday morning, a day after Baker ripped the president for not committing to a peaceful transfer of power should he lose November’s election.

“RINO Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts is unsuccessfully trying to defend Mail In Ballots, when there is fraud being found all over the place. Just look at some of the recent races, or the Trump Ballots in Pennsylvania that were thrown into the garbage. Wrong Charlie!,” Trump tweeted, calling Baker a “Republican in name only.”

Twitter later flagged the tweet with a link saying “Learn how voting by mail is safe and secure.” The president has claimed repeatedly without evidence that there’s fraud tied to mail in ballots.

Back on Wednesday, Trump said “we’re going to have to see what happens” when asked if he would commit to a peaceful transition in case he loses. He added that he doesn’t believe he will lose.

When asked about Trump’s comments on a transition Thursday, Baker gave a fired-up response.

“Mail in ballots have been with us forever,” the governor said.

“It is appalling and outrageous that anyone suggest for a minute, that if they lose an election they’re not going to leave,” Baker said, raising his voice. “That peaceful transfer of power is what the people in this country rely on when they go to vote.”

Baker said following the will of the people is “fundamentally why there is a United States of America in the first place.”

“How many times in an election have we heard the words, ‘the people have spoken?’” Baker said. “A huge part of this nation’s glory – to the extent it exists as a beacon to others – is the peaceful transfer of power, based on the vote of the people of this country.”

Baker spokeswoman Lizzy Guyton responded to Trump’s tweet Friday, saying, “The Baker-Polito Administration has complete confidence in Massachusetts’ mail in voting system that worked as designed in the recent primary elections, and the Governor stands by his statements.”

Comments (17)
  1. coch01 says:

    This is amazing! Charlie Baker who has been a Republican his entire life being called a RINO by Trump who has been a Republican since 2008 and only out of convince.

    1. LOL he has always been a RINO… he is soft as baby sh!t when it comes to 2A or any civil liberties really…

      1. coch01 says:

        you may think that because he is a real Republican, like old school Reagan Republican not a rightwing nut bag like the GOP has become…but then you are just a paid troll and no one really takes you serious on here.

      2. Morgan O'Rourke says:

        True! He’s as bad as they come.

      3. Morgan O'Rourke says:

        True. All local news has become as bad as the networks. Don’t even watch any more except for the weather.

  2. Frank DeLorey says:

    Baker is a RINO and should really just switch his party affiliation!! Republicans do not needlessly shutter businesses and destroy people financially….Baker does and has done so previous to COVID-19.

  3. Peaceful transfer of power?
    charley Parker Baker has been silent on calling out ObamaBIDEN for their illegal corrupt scheme to prevent the duly elected president from taking office.
    Spygate! ObamaBIDENgate! RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA! FISAgate!

    charley (i’m always about to cry) Parker Baker should just go away and take his groper son with him.

  4. Tom G says:

    Wouldn’t be a bit surprised if those ballots found in a Pa. dumpster were planted by a Trump supporter.

    1. Frank DeLorey says:

      You would be wrong as usual. So far all the election fraud and cheating has resulted in Democrats being caught red-handed…..

    2. do you have any idea how insane you sound? next you’ll tell us having a police presence is violence

    3. that was a weak attempt to shift blame from your cheating DNC comrads

  5. when isn’t baker wrong?

  6. Patriot Sagan says:

    Why does it take Trump to confront that fraud, Charlie Parker, and not CBS Boston? WBZ is a sick news organization, unable to do their jobs. Good Riddance to RomneyCare in a few months, what is Baker going to do, use his executive order to force health insurance or stay locked in your home? Oh nooooo, all the earned wealth have to pay for the ghetto health insurance, yeah that’s it.

  7. Patriot Walker says:

    Is that why we get two mail-in ballots each in the mail? Hmmmm! And no signature required nor any legal form of identification to prove that you’re you ….or let’s see…..oh, please mail one to another address not the one I’m registered with??? NO FRAUD they say. ARE YOU KIDDING???? You may have a lot the younger generation buffaloed but certainly not the people with common sense and love of country!

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