Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner told an audience at a private trade show last week he used to sneak into the White House to meet with President Barack Obama.
“If I didn’t sneak in, if I went in like I would normally go in, the right-wing press would go crazy. ‘What is Boehner up to?'” Boehner said in videotape of the event reported on by The Washington Post on Tuesday.
“The left-wing press would go just as crazy,” Boehner continued. “‘What is Obama doing? He’s going to let Boehner roll him again.’ You’re dead before you even have an agreement.”
The remarks were recorded Friday by an attendee at ThoughtSpot, hosted by Good Neighbor Pharmacy at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Boehner also was critical of the American public’s propensity to pick and choose their news sources, something most Republicans have hailed in the wake of