“There is no Republican party. There’s a Trump party. The Republican Party is kinda taking a nap somewhere,” he said at the Mackinac Policy Conference in Michigan.
Boehner also described his relationship with Trump, who was a supporter of the Ohio Republican and played golf with him, telling the crowd that neither of the two men thought Trump would win the 2016 election.
“Well, you know, Donald Trump, who I know well, was one of my supporters, when I was speaker,” Boehner recalled. “I was having a rough week, Trump would call me, pat me on the back, cheer me up, played a lot of golf together. But president? Really? I never quite saw this.”
Boehner also said he believes Trump had told his wife, Melania, that he would not win the election.
“I think Donald Trump promised Melania that he would not win. She didn’t have to worry about ever living in the White House. It’s probably why she doesn’t look real happy every day. But, well, maybe one reason,” he said.