BOSTON (CBS) – Former President Donald Trump released a statement after Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker announced he would not be seeking a third term.
“RINO Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker has announced that, because I didn’t endorse him and he is incapable of getting the Republican nomination, he will not be running for reelection,” Trump said in the statement.READ MORE: 'It Was A Nightmare,' Salem Father, Daughter Back Home After COVID Puts Both In ICU
“He’s been very selfish, and is bad news for the Republican Party—actually, he shouldn’t even be considered a Republican. We wish him well!”
Governor Baker denied that Trump had anything to do with his decision.READ MORE: Market Basket 'Stole The Number 3 Position From Trader Joe's' In New Grocery Retailer Rankings
In a press conference Wednesday, Baker was asked about MassGOP chairman Jim Lyons’ statement that claimed Baker decided not to run because he was “shaken by President Trump’s endorsement” of Republican candidate Geoff Diehl.
“No. Not shaken. Not at all. Nope,” Baker said.
Baker said the pandemic recovery was one of the reasons he decided not to run.MORE NEWS: NH Bar Employee Halts 'Dangerous And Frightening Situation' By Tackling Man With Gun
Four democrats have also already announced their candidacy for Massachusetts governor.