…from CNN Politics…
Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner lamented Thursday that the GOP he knew is no more, and in its place is the “Trump Party.”
“There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump Party,” Boehner said during an appearance at a policy conference on Mackinac Island, Michigan, Thursday while sipping on Bloody Marys.
“The Republican Party is kind of taking a nap somewhere,” he quipped, according to a livestream of the Mackinac Policy Conference posted by its host, the Detroit Regional Chamber.
The former Ohio congressman said the President’s style is “not quite my style” and that Trump is “clearly the most unusual person we’ve elected as President.”
“But if you can peel away the noise, and the tweets and all that, which is virtually impossible to do, but if you peel all this away, from a Republican standpoint, the things that he’s doing by and large are really good things,” Boehner said, pointing to the Trump administration’s deregulation and progress on negotiations with North Korea.
The former GOP House leader, who left Washington in 2015 in the middle of his term, also shared that he was surprised by Trump…..