Former House Speaker John Boehner says that, apart from international Affairs and foreign policy, and President Donald Trump’s time in office has been a “complete disaster.”
Speaking at an energy conference on Thursday in Houston, Boehner, praised Trump for his approach, and abroad, and his aggressiveness in the fight against Islamic state militants, according to the energy publication Rigzone.
“Everything he has done otherwise (in the office) was said to be a complete disaster,” the Ohio Republican, according to the publication. “He is still learning how to be President.”
Boehner said he was friends with trump for 15 years, but still have a hard time with the idea of him as President. He also said that Trump should not be allowed to Tweet about the night.
David Schnittger, a spokesman for Boehner, confirmed the comments on Friday.
According to Rigzone, Boehner said that the Republican tax reform effort “is just a bunch of” happy talk “” and the adjustment of the limits of control-an important priority for Boehner successor, spokesman for Paul Ryan is “deader than a doornail.” He said he was optimistic about the tax reform at the beginning of the year, but “now my chances are 60/40.”
Earlier this year, Boehner, said he was pessimistic about the other congressional Republican priority, repealing and replacing the former President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act.
Boehner said that while Republicans would be able to solve some of the problems of Obama’s law, the repeal and replace “is not going to happen.”
He added, “Republicans will agree to never, ever, to take care of health.”
The GOP-led house just passed a bill earlier this month. The Senate has struggled to produce legislation that can return all of them in the GOP.
On investigations in Russia, Boehner said the Texas forum that “you need to get to the bottom of this” but said the democratic talk of impeachment is the best way to rile trump card supporter.
Boehner made it clear that he is happier now that he left Capitol Hill.
“I Wake up every morning, drink my coffee in the morning and say:” Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,”‘ he said, according to Rigzone.
And it is not surprising that Boehner, said he does not want to be President.
“I drink red wine. I don’t smoke cigarettes. I golf. I cut my own grass. I iron my own clothes. And I’m not ready to give all that up to be President,” he said.