The GOP isn't what it was, in House Speaker John Boehner's view. Asked at a conference about what's going on with the Republican Party, Boehner cut off the question by saying, "There is no Republican Party. There's a Trump party. The Republican Party is kind of taking a nap somewhere."
"When I was speaker, and I was having a rough week, Trump would call me up, pat me on the back, cheer me up," Boehner said during an on-stage interview at the Mackinac Policy Conference in Michigan. "We played a lot of golf together."
He admitted he was surprised when Mr. Trump was elected president -- "Really? I never quite saw this," he said. He then quipped, "The two most surprised people in the entire world that night (Election Night) were Hillary Clinton -- and Donald Trump."
Out of office, Boehner has spoken with similar frankness on other occasions. He's referred to GOP Texas Sen.telling one audience, "I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch." He also said that everything Donald Trump has done in office "has been " except foreign policy.
Boehner, once a critic of marijuana legalization, is nowof a pot company.