John Boehner particulars in his upcoming e-book the time then-businessman Donald Trump exploded at his staffer as an ‘fool’ and screamed ‘f***ing pay attention’ when the aide bought their {golfing} companions’ names fallacious.


In his e-book ‘On the Home: A Washington Memoir’, set for launch subsequent week, the previous Republican Home speaker says in the course of the outing that day, Trump solely performed with a 5 handicap and Boehner was ‘blown away’ by how good he was at golf.

In an excerpt from the e-book launched by Punchbowl Information Thursday morning, Boehner recalled the weird day when throughout a fundraising swing he was out-of-the-blue paired with Trump for a spherical of golf at his Mar-a-Lago membership towards two insurance coverage executives.

On the time, Boehner was Home minority chief and it was a number of years earlier than Trump made his 2016 run for the White Home.

‘He was very pleasant, however in an in-your-face, this-is-how-they-talk-in-New-York form of a method that I used to be not used to in any respect. Direct, loud, intense,’ Boehner wrote. ‘Just about the identical man who bought elected to the White Home. I can let you know that with Trump, what you noticed was what you bought – for higher or worse.’

”Boehner!’ Trump mentioned once we have been prepared to begin. ‘You and I are gonna take these two turkeys on and whip ’em.’ That was okay with me,’ he continued within the e-book, revealing the identify Trump used to explain their golf opponents that day.

The memoir shall be launched on Tuesday, April 13 and is already No. 19 in books on Amazon, the place it’s accessible for pre-order.

John Boehner is a  chain smoker who enjoys red wine

Longtime Boehner staffer John Criscuolo

Former Home Speaker John Boehner detailed in his new e-book the time he golfed with Donald Trump and the businessman referred to as the then-Home minority chief’s staffer John Criscuolo a an ‘fool’ who must ‘f***ing pay attention’

Boehner says he didn't believe Trump when he said he was only had a five handicap, and claims he was 'blown away' at how good Trump is at golf

Boehner says he did not imagine Trump when he mentioned he was solely had a 5 handicap, and claims he was ‘blown away’ at how good Trump is at golf

Trump’s impromptu addition to the sport with Boehner left him unaware of their opponents’ names, so he requested Boehner’s aide John Criscuolo, recognized familiarly as BJ – to which he was advised their names, and adjusted within the context of the e-book.

”I feel they’re Joe and Jeff,’ BJ advised him. So Trump mentioned good day to Joe and good day to Jeff and we set off,’ Boehner wrote of the interplay between Trump and Criscuolo.

He mentioned that on the finish of the sport, the place Trump and Boehner emerged victorious, the membership proprietor shook fingers and mentioned: ‘Good match, Joe,’ ‘Properly executed, Jeff.’

‘Lastly, one of many guys stopped us. He had form of a bizarre look on his face, and I might see one thing awkward was coming. ‘Guys,’ he mentioned, ‘our names are Mike and David.”

‘We had been calling these guys the fallacious names time and again, all day lengthy, they usually have been both too well mannered or too shy to right us the entire time,’ the excerpt reveals.

Boehner says whereas he laughed it off – and so did the high-profile executives – Trump was livid.

‘This kind of glower fell throughout his face,’ Boehner detailed. ‘The form of look I might inform that you simply did not need to see too usually should you occurred to work for him.’

Boehner continues: ‘He marched over to BJ and bought proper in his face to the purpose that BJ may need needed to take a step or two again. Then Trump shouted, ‘What are you, some form of fool?’ These guys’ names are Mike and David!”

‘Then he gave the younger man a chunk of recommendation that he – and I – have by no means forgotten. And I hesitate to place an expletive within the mouth of a former president of america, however right here it goes anyway. ‘You need to know the best way to keep in mind any individual’s identify?’ Trump requested. ‘You f***ing LISTEN!”

Boehner spelled out the swear phrase in his e-book, the place he makes use of different expletives in his personal writing, as properly.

Criscuolo nonetheless labored with Boehner.

‘We laughed about that on the time, and since,’ Boehner wrote, including: ‘[B]ut there was one thing darkish about it too.’

‘I would by no means seen anyone deal with a staffer like that – not in politics, not ever,’ the excerpt reads. ‘This was greater than New York bluster. This was actual anger, over one thing very, very small.

‘We had no thought then what that anger would do to our nation.’

Boehner and Trump are avid golfers. Here the former speaker hits the links with then-President Barack Obama in 2011

Boehner and Trump are avid golfers. Right here the previous speaker hits the hyperlinks with then-President Barack Obama in 2011


Earlier than the sport kicked off at Trump’s Palm Seaside golf membership, the businessman revealed his handicap was solely 5.

Boehner says he was a ten and the opposite two gamers have been at 12 and 14 handicaps.

However the lifelong Republican politician mentioned he was shocked that Trump truly turned out to be a incredible golfer.

‘There is not any method this man is a 5 handicap,’ Boehner mentioned he thought when Trump revealed his quantity ‘ matter-of-factly.’

‘I’ll have to hold him round on my again all day,’ he wrote the thought that went by his thoughts.

‘However Trump ended up birdying three of the primary 5 holes – that is going one below par 3 times, or one below the usual variety of strokes a gap normally wants, for these rusty at golf phrases,’ he wrote.

‘It completely blew me away. Holy s**t, I assumed, this man can play golf.’

Boehner mentioned that paired with Trump, they received towards the 2 executives they have been up towards of their foursome that day.

‘Over 18 holes, we talked about this and that,’ he wrote. ‘Nothing significantly memorable, however had I recognized again then I used to be strolling round with the forty fifth president, I may need paid higher consideration.’

Different components of Boehner’s e-book have been leaked by those that acquired an early copy, together with claiming Trump was chargeable for the Capitol assault on January 6.


Trump lashed out at that declare on Wednesday after an excerpt revealed Boehner felt Trump incited the occasion by ‘shoveling bulls***’ election fraud claims.

‘Was he consuming when he made this assertion? Simply one other RINO who could not do the job,’ Trump mentioned in response to the feedback in Boehner’s new e-book.

He claimed within the memoir that the then-president incited the ‘bloody rebellion for nothing greater than egocentric causes’ and accuses GOP ‘whack jobs’ who backed the bid to overthrow the election of encouraging ‘precise terrorism.’

The chain-smoking, pink wine-sipping former GOP speaker would not maintain again in his memoir.

Boehner describes Senator Ted Cruz as a ‘reckless a**gap’ particulars his battles with Tea Celebration Republicans and Fox Information and divulges he was attacked by members of his personal occasion for saying that Barack Obama was born in America.

However his harshest criticism is towards Trump, the pinnacle of his occasion. In a surprising rebuke of the previous president, Boehner writes that Trump’s ‘refusal to simply accept the results of the election not solely value Republicans the Senate however led to mob violence,’ including: ‘It was painful to look at.’

Boehner writes, in e-book excerpts obtained by The New York Times‘I am going to admit I wasn’t ready for what got here after the election — Trump refusing to simply accept the outcomes and stoking the flames of conspiracy that changed into violence within the seat of our democracy, the constructing over which I as soon as presided.’

Trump, repeatedly and falsely, claimed he received the November 2020 election and falsely accused Joe Biden of stealing it. 

There was no proof of voter fraud, a number of recounts confirmed Biden’s victory, and courts threw out the Trump marketing campaign’s challenges to the outcomes. 

Former House Speaker John Boehner

President Donald Trump at his January 6th rally outside the White House

Donald Trump hit again when an excerpt of the e-book was leaked with Boehner slamming the president for inciting the January 6 ‘bloody rebellion for nothing greater than egocentric causes’. Trump responded by saying Boehner was ‘one other RINO who could not do the job’ and requested ‘was he consuming wine when he made this assertion’


Boehner referred to as the January sixth riot, the place Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on the day Congress was certifying Biden’s win, ‘one of many lowest factors of American democracy.’

‘Watching it was scary, and unhappy. It ought to have been a wake-up name for a return to Republican sanity,’ he wrote. 

Trump, he writes, ‘incited that bloody rebellion for nothing greater than egocentric causes, perpetuated by the bull**** he’d been shoveling since he misplaced a good election the earlier November.’ 

In response, Jason Miller, a spokesman for Trump, referred to as Boehner a ‘Swamp Creature.’

In his e-book, Boehner tears into Trump for falsely claiming the election was stolen: ‘He claimed voter fraud with none proof, and repeated these claims, benefiting from the belief positioned in him by his supporters and in the end betraying that belief.’

Former Republican House Speaker John Boehner calls Jan. 6 'one of the lowest points of American democracy' in his new book 'On the House: A Washington Memoir'

Former Republican Home Speaker John Boehner calls Jan. 6 ‘one of many lowest factors of American democracy’ in his new e-book ‘On the Home: A Washington Memoir’


Boehner additionally slammed Republican lawmakers who supported Trump’s try and overthrow the electoral faculty certification on January sixth. 

Republican Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, together with GOP Home members Kevin McCarthy, Jim Jordan, Marjorie Taylor Greene and lots of others, have been amongst these objecting. 

‘A number of the individuals concerned didn’t shock me within the least. The legislative terrorism that I would witnessed as speaker had now inspired precise terrorism,’ Boehner wrote.

Boehner was not the one Republican chief to castigate Trump for his refusal to concede to Biden or for his position within the January sixth rebellion.  

After the riot, McCarthy criticized Trump from the Home ground for not doing sufficient in the course of the occasion to calm his supporters storming the constructing, leaving a wave of destruction of their path. In the end 5 individuals died in connection to the MAGA riot.

And Senate Republican Chief Mitch McConnell criticized Trump on the finish of his second impeachment trial for his position on January sixth.  Ten Home Republicans, together with Rep. Liz Cheney, a member of GOP management, voted to question Trump over his position within the rebellion.

However Boehner’s feedback are the harshest. And his blistering, salty language falls according to different excerpts from his e-book, the place Boehner torn into ‘lunatics’ and ‘morons’ in his personal occasion and divulges he was criticized for confirming that Barack Obama was born in America.  

Former House Speaker John Boehner (left) wrote in his new book that Republicans and right-wing media figures truly believed President Barack Obama (right) was a 'secret Kenyan Muslim traitor'

Former Home Speaker John Boehner (left) wrote in his new e-book that Republicans and right-wing media figures really believed President Barack Obama (proper) was a ‘secret Kenyan Muslim traitor’


Boehner recalled the pushback he acquired from members of his occasion when he went on Meet The Press and vouched that Obama was born in america. 

‘The state of Hawaii has mentioned that President Obama was born there. That is ok for me,’ Boehner mentioned in January 2011. 

He additionally wrote in regards to the second he realized the ‘lunatics’ had grown extra highly effective than Republican management. 

‘I bought all types of sh** for it—emails, letters, cellphone calls. It went on for a pair weeks. 

‘I knew we’d hear from a few of the crazies, however I used to be stunned at simply what number of there actually have been,’ Boehner wrote. 

‘All of this crap swirling round was going to make it robust for me to chop any offers with Obama as the brand new Home Speaker. After all, it needs to be mentioned that Obama did not assist himself a lot both.’  

‘However alternatively – how do you discover frequent trigger with individuals who assume you’re a secret Kenyan Muslim traitor to America?’ Boehner noticed. 


Boehner ascended to the speakership in 2011 after the Tea Celebration motion helped the GOP seize the Home majority two years into Obama’s tenure. 

He recalled how Obama referred to as the expertise a ‘shellacking.’  

‘And oh boy, was it ever,’ Boehner wrote in an excerpt for Politico Magazine that was launched Friday. ‘You may be a complete moron and get elected simply by having an R subsequent to your identify – and that yr, by the best way, we did decide up a good quantity in that class.’

Boehner complained in regards to the tone of the brand new Tea Celebration-tied members. 

‘Since I used to be presiding over a big group of people that’d by no means sat in Congress, I felt I owed them a bit tutorial on governing. 

‘I needed to clarify the best way to truly get issues executed,’ he defined. ‘A number of that went straight by the ears of most of them, particularly those who did not have brains that bought in the best way. Incrementalism? Compromise? That wasn’t their factor.’ 

‘A number of them wished to explode Washington. That is why they thought they have been elected,’ he continued. 


On high of that, the conservative media institution was leaning into conspiracy theories and elevating those that spouted them, Boehner noticed.  

The previous speaker recalled a gathering he had within the early 90s with the late Roger Ailes, who turned CEO of Fox Information Channel and Rupert Murdoch.

They have been speaking to Boehner about this new TV community they have been beginning, Fox Information. 

Former Speaker John Boehner's book, 'On the House: A Washington Memoir,' comes out on April 13

Former Speaker John Boehner’s e-book, ‘On the Home: A Washington Memoir,’ comes out on April 13

‘I had no thought I used to be listening to the define of one thing that will make my life a residing hell down the road,’ Boehner noticed. 

Reduce to 2011, and Boehner watched how ‘birther-ism’ – the conspiracy concept that Obama wasn’t born in america – went from the web to, by his calculation, radio host Mark Levin. ‘It bought him scores, so finally he dragged Hannity and Rush to Looneyville together with him,’ Boehner mentioned. 

‘My longtime buddy Roger Ailes, the pinnacle of Fox Information, was not proof against this,’ Boehner added. ‘He bought swept into the conspiracies and the paranoia and have become an virtually unrecognizable determine.’ 

Boehner wrote about confrontations he had with Ailes and likewise with Fox Information Channel’s Sean Hannity. 

Ailes, the Ohio Republican recalled, advised him how Obama, the Clintons and George Soros have been ‘attempting to destroy him’ and so he had put in a ‘secure room’ in his home.  

‘It was like he’d been studying whacked-out spy novels all weekend,’ Boehner recalled. ‘I assumed I might get him to manage the crazies, and as a substitute I discovered myself speaking to the president of the membership. One in all us was loopy. Possibly it was me.’

Sean Hannity hit back at Boehner's comments and said 'he will down as one of the worst Republican speakers in history. He added: 'He's weak, timid and what's up with all the crying John?'

Sean Hannity hit again at Boehner’s feedback and mentioned ‘he’ll down as one of many worst Republican audio system in historical past. He added: ‘He is weak, timid and what’s up with all of the crying John?’

‘Sooner or later I referred to as him a nut,’ Boehner added. 

After Hannity began going after Boehner on his present evening after evening, the Home speaker referred to as him as much as ask, ‘What the hell?’ 

Hannity, in accordance with Boehner, pushed again that the speaker did not ‘have a plan.’ 

Look, our plan is fairly easy: we’re simply going to face up for what we imagine in as Republicans,’ Boehner mentioned he shot again. 

The Ohio Republican mentioned his relationship with Hannity, after that dialog, by no means bought any higher. 

Hannity made that clear in a tweet Friday. 

‘John Boehner will go down in historical past as one of many worst Republican audio system in historical past. He is weak, timid and what’s up with all of the crying John?’ the Fox Information Channel host tweeted. ‘There was not a single time I used to be round him when he did not simply reek of cigarette smoke and wine breath,’ Hannity added. 

‘I am glad he lastly discovered his true calling in life within the ‘weed trade,” Hannity mentioned in a second tweet. 

Boehner has lobbied for a hashish group since leaving workplace.  

Boehner (right) referred to Rep. Michele Bachmann (left) as a 'lunatic' and said she was one of the 'first prototypes' out of Fox News Channel's laboratory of 'fringe characters'

Boehner (proper) referred to Rep. Michele Bachmann (left) as a ‘lunatic’ and mentioned she was one of many ‘first prototypes’ out of Fox Information Channel’s laboratory of ‘fringe characters’ 


Boehner recalled a dialog he had with Rep. Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican, who had presidential ambitions. 

Bachmann was one of many ‘fringe characters’ that Fox was chargeable for turning right into a media star, Boehner mentioned. ‘One of many first prototypes out of their laboratory was a girl named Michele Bachmann,’ he mentioned of the general pattern. 

Bachmann, who was beginning her third time period in Congress, advised Boehner she wished to be placed on the Home Methods and Means Committee, which is the Home’s strongest. 

That was by no means going to occur as a result of she would want the approval of the Steering Committee – so it was technically out of his fingers – however Boehner was going to be put in a tricky place as a result of she did not do nuance.   

When he diplomatically advised her no, she pushed again saying, ‘Properly, then I am going to simply must go discuss to Sean Hannity and everyone at Fox. And Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, and everyone else on the radio, and inform them that that is how John Boehner is treating the individuals who made is feasible for the Republicans to take again the Home.’ 

Boehner introduces Sen. Ted Cruz (pictured) as the 'new head lunatic leading the way' adding that 'there is nothing more dangerous than a reckless a**hole who thinks he is smarter than everyone else'

Boehner introduces Sen. Ted Cruz (pictured) because the ‘new head lunatic main the best way’ including that ‘there’s nothing extra harmful than a reckless a**gap who thinks he’s smarter than everybody else’ 

Ted Cruz responded to an audio clip of John Boehner telling him to f*** himself with a 'Mean Girls' gif

Ted Cruz responded to an audio clip of John Boehner telling him to f*** himself with a ‘Imply Women’ gif

‘I wasn’t the one with the facility, she was saying. I simply thought I used to be. She had the facility now,’ Boehner mentioned. ‘She was proper, after all.’ 

Boehner ended up placing Bachman on the Home Intelligence Committee, admitting that she ‘did her homework’ and impressed different members on the panel. 


Boehner concluded his excerpt by previewing what occurred to the ‘chaos caucus’ within the subsequent cycle. 

‘Girls and gentleman, meet Senator Ted Cruz,’ Boehner wrote, referring to the Texas Republican who took workplace in 2013. Boehner dubbed Cruz the ‘new head lunatic main the best way.’  

‘There may be nothing extra harmful than a reckless a**gap who thinks he’s smarter than everybody else,’ Boehner mentioned. 

Boehner ended the chapter with a cliffhanger: ‘[Cruz] enlisted the loopy caucus of the GOP in what was a very dumbass thought. Not that anyone requested me.’

He was seemingly previewing the chaotic 2013 authorities shutdown. 

On Friday, Axios reporter Jonathan Swan shared a clip of Boehner’s audiobook, during which he randomly inserts, ‘P.S., Ted Cruz, go f*** your self.’ 

Cruz responded to the tweet by sharing a ‘Imply Women’ gif that learn, ‘Why are you so obsessive about me?’   

Boehner reveals he clashed with Rupert Murdoch at meetings in the 1990s, when Fox News was in its early days, and believes Roger Ailes 'got swept into the conspiracies and the paranoia' of birtherism conspiracy theories. Ailes and Murdoch are pictured in 1996

Boehner reveals he clashed with Rupert Murdoch at conferences within the Nineteen Nineties, when Fox Information was in its early days, and believes Roger Ailes ‘bought swept into the conspiracies and the paranoia’ of birtherism conspiracy theories. Ailes and Murdoch are pictured in 1996 

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