Charlie Baker claims to want nothing to do with President Donald Trump, yet the Massachusetts governor can't seem to stop obsessing over the man. What's up with that, Governor?

When a handful of not-so-bright Trump supporters decided to breach the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Charles in Charge issued a statement denouncing the action and blaming Trump for it.

Surely the whole world was on tenterhooks waiting to hear what Baker had to say about the incident.

What is it about Massachusetts politicians and their need to self-aggrandize whenever a microphone or camera is nearby? Former Governor Mitt Romney makes a fool out of himself weekly for the entertainment of the national media. Don't tell Mitt, but they are laughing at him and not with him.

Other notable spotlight hogs have included former U.S. Senator John "Live Shot" Kerry, and who can forget Mike Dukakis and his magical tank ride for the cameras during his hilarious bid for president in 1988?

Charlie Baker runs a liberal Northeast state that more people are fleeing from than flocking to, and like most Northeast political elites, seems to think his views on world affairs matter to people in the real world.

Unable to resist, Baker weighed in on Trump again on Thursday, telling reporters that Trump should skedaddle and leave Vice President Mike Pence to mop up.

Charlie, no one cares what you think Trump ought to do.

Baker needs to focus on keeping our veterans safe from COVID-19, balancing the budget, and making sure the trains run on time. That's what we pay you to do. Do your job, Charlie. Stay in your lane.

In the meantime, stop obsessing with President Trump. God knows, he spends precious little time thinking about you.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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