House Speaker John Boehner says he and President Obama have their differences, but in the end, their relationship is one of trust and friendship.
Mr. Boehner was asked directly during a Sunday talk show: Do you trust the president?
Mr. Boehner then continued, as Politico reported: “The president and I, as I have made very clear, have a very good relationship. We’re open with each other. We’re honest with each other. But we’re trying to bridge some big differences.”
Mr. Boehner then went on to suggest Mr. Obama be more like former President Clinton, who successfully reached out to Republicans over budget issues and subsequently nailed the bipartisan talks into his legacy.
“We were able to come to an agreement on a plan that would balance the budget, and it did,” Mr. Boehner said, as ABC reported. “And it’s part of his legacy. And I would hope the president would realize — that this could be part of his legacy as well.”
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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