Former Speaker Boehner Calls Trump Presidency a Complete Disaster
You can count former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner as one of those Republicans not taken in by President Donald Trump’s charms.
Speaker Boehner told an energy conference in Houston, TX this week that President Donald Trump “has been a complete disaster.”
He praised Trump’s efforts on foreign affairs and his fight against ISIS, the Islamic state militant group but said that “everything else he’s done has been a complete disaster.”
As if that is not enough, Boehner added that “he (President Trump) is still learning how to be president.”
The former speaker retired from congress in 2015.
He agreed that congressional investigations into the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and Trump team’s alleged collusion with the Russian intelligence were necessary.
Speaker Boehner cautioned against trying to impeach the president saying that will only embolden his supporters and improve his odds of getting re-elected in 2020.
“I don’t know why either of these [2016 presidential] campaigns were talking to Russians, but they need to get to the bottom of this. The crazy left-wing Democratic colleagues of mine bringing up impeachment talks … talk of impeachment is the best way to rile up Trump supporters. Remember, impeachment is not a legal process; it’s a political process.”
In the wide ranging address, Boehner said the so-called border adjustment tax favored by Republicans in congress is a non-starter.
“It is deader than a doornail,” the former Ohio Republican Congressman said adding that “it is just happy talk.”
Boehner, now a tobacco lobbyist with a Washington D.C. firm said he is glad he left congress when he did.
“I wake up every day, drink my morning coffee and say hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,” he said.
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