Charlie Baker Says He Won’t Vote for Donald Trump

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While some members of the conservative #NeverTrump movement may begrudgingly accept their fate, Gov. Charlie Baker is standing firm.

While helping stock Jamaica Pond with more than 1,000 trout Wednesday afternoon, Baker made clear that he will not vote for Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee, nor will he vote for Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

“I’ve already said before that I’m not going to vote for Mr. Trump and I sincerely doubt I’ll be voting for Hillary Clinton,” he told reporters.

Baker, a lifelong Republican, said he cannot support Trump given what the businessman has said about women and Muslims, while Clinton suffers from a “huge believability problem.”

“This makes this a very difficult election—I don’t think just for me, but I think for a lot of people,” he said. “And I hope it ends up being a race that’s focused on the issues. I hope it ends up being positive. I hope a lot of the really harsh and brutal rhetoric we’ve all heard over the course of the last several months from all the people in this race goes away.”

When asked who he would write in on his ballot, Baker said, “It’ll depend on who else is on the ballot, I suppose.”

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