John Boehner: I used to 'sneak into’ the White House to see President Obama
Former House Speaker John Boehner and President Obama reportedly "shared a tense relationship," but as time goes on it appears it may not have been as tumultuous as it seemed.
Boehner, when speaking at a private event in Las Vegas on Friday said he used to "sneak into" the White House to visit Obama, reports the Washington Post.
In regards to the cloak-and-dagger approach to the meeting, Boehner commented, "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?' The left-wing press would go just as crazy. 'What is Obama doing? He's going to let Boehner roll him again.' You're dead before you even have an agreement."
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Obama had kind words about Boehner when the then-speaker announced he'd be leaving Congress.
In an October 2015 interview with CBS News' '60 Minutes,' he said, "John Boehner and I disagreed on just about everything, but the one thing I'll say about John Boehner is he did care about the institution. He recognized that nobody gets 100 percent in our democracy. I won't say that he and I were ideal partners, but he and I could talk, and we could get some things done."
Months later, Boehner made an appearance in 'Couch Commander,' Obama's final video for the White House Correspondents' Association dinner.
In the segment, the two men sit side-by-side as they watch 'Toy Story.' Boehner even sheds a tear and admits, "that gets me every time."
When Obama turns to him for some words of wisdom about post-political life, Boehner quips, "So now you want my advice?"