Gov. Baker Blasts Trump's Tweets As 'Racist,' 'Shameful'

Gov. Charlie Baker

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Add Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker to the list of lawmakers and foreign leaders condemning President Donald Trump's recent tweets about a handful of progressive Congresswomen.

"I thought the president's tweets were shameful, they were racist, and they bring a tremendous amount of disgrace to public policy and public life, and I condemn them all," Baker said Monday.

Over the weekend, the president suggested that the representatives—including Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Massachusetts' own Ayanna Pressley—"go back" to the "crime infested places from which they came."

All but Omar, who is a fully-naturalized United States citizen, were born in the U.S.

Ayanna Pressley Responds To President Trump's Controversial Tweet
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"THIS is what racism looks like. WE are what democracy looks like. And we're not going anywhere."

Baker had harsh words, too, for those Republicans who refuse to call out Trump's comments.

"Anybody who spends any time at all in public life, and appreciates the fact that our role and our job is to represent everyone we serve and to listen to everyone we serve and to value everyone we serve, should be appalled," Baker said. "It's just a disgraceful period."

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WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) reports

 

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