Chafee says Trump should run for governor

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Former Democratic presidential candidate and Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee says Donald Trump should try running for governor of New York or some other office before attempting to become president.

Chafee said on Friday that if he were in Trump’s position, he would try for a lower office and see how it goes.

Chafee, a former Republican U.S. senator, says presidential candidates should have previous experience in elected office.

He also says it’s scary to hear what the Republican candidates are saying about America’s place in the world.

Chafee says Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are “vastly superior,” but he’s not offering an endorsement.

Chafee says he’ll support whichever candidate wins the Democratic nomination, “with enthusiasm.”

Rhode Island’s presidential primary is April 26.

Chafee ended his presidential campaign in October.

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