Key Words: Boehner: Republicans ‘taking a nap’ while Trump has taken over party

Former House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that the Republican Party that he knew for decades doesn’t exist anymore.

“There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump party. The Republican Party is kinda taking a nap somewhere.”

John Boehner

Speaking on stage at the Mackinac Policy Conference in Michigan while sipping a Bloody Mary, the Ohio Republican, who retired mid-term in 2015, said he was always friendly with Donald Trump, but didn’t expect him to win the 2016 election.

“Donald Trump, who I know well, was one of my supporters. When I was speaker and I was having a rough week, Trump would call me, pat me on the back, cheer me up.

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