President Donald Trump got a stunning rejection from one of America’s most prominent Republican figures this week.
Former House Speaker John Boehner was the top Republican in Washington D.C. during the latter part of former President Barack Obama’s term in office. Boehner made some controversial anti-Trump comments at a private event this week that have since been leaked into the mainstream media.
Boehner was reportedly addressing a crowd of energy industry executives as part of business conference. However, Boehner’s comments showed up in an industry trade publication and went viral almost immediately.
Boehner reportedly said the Trump administration has been a “complete disaster” so far.
Former House Speaker John A. Boehner told attendees at an energy conference that beyond foreign policy, President Donald Trump has been a “complete disaster” so far.
As the keynote speaker at KPMG’s Global Energy conference, Boehner said he’s known the president for 15 years and Trump would call him regularly when he had a bad day or to commend him.
“But president? I just never envisioned him in that role,” the trade site Rigzone reported.
… Boehner said international leaders are thrilled that Trump is aggressive about ISIS and thought he was doing a good job in international affairs and foreign policy.
But, “Everything else he’s done (in office) has been a complete disaster.” But he said Trump is still learning to be president.
Boehner resigned from Congress before the end of his final term, clearing the way for current Speaker Pau Ryan to take power.
Boehner said he’s glad he escaped politics before the bizarre and destructive Trump era that we are witnessing now.
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Boehner said he doesn’t miss being speaker and is glad he resigned.
“I wake up every day, drink my morning coffee, and say, “Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,” he said.
And as for any presidential aspirations Boehner might have?
“I don’t want to be president. I drink red wine. I smoke cigarettes. I golf. I cut my own grass. I iron my own clothes. And I’m not willing to give all that up to be president.”
John Boehner had a lot of problems, but we certainly can’t blame him for wanting no part of the Trump administration.