Gov. Larry Hogan: Hogan had said earlier that he was “completely disgusted with national politics in both parties, Democrats and Republicans”. He reiterated on May 5th: “I said I was not going to get involved, and I would not endorse any candidate and that I was going to stay focused on Maryland. And I’m not going to take any more stupid questions about Donald Trump.”

Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford: “I’ve never heard how he’s going to do these things he says he’s going to do. Saying ‘just believe me’ and ‘trust me’ doesn’t work for me.” (5 May 2016)