Former House speaker John Boehner continued a streak of remarkable post-office candor during a Wednesday appearance at a Houston energy conference, telling a luncheon audience that President Donald Trump's term has - foreign policy aside - been a "complete disaster".
"Everything else he's done has been a complete disaster", Boehner, R-Ohio, said, according to a report in Rigzone, an online energy publication.
President Trump's administration has been a disaster and has little chance of passing legislation, despite a majority, according to a Republican statesman.
Boehner said he and Trump have been friends for 15 years and that they golfed together.
Later in his remarks, however, Mr Boehner had some positive things to say about Mr Trump's foreign policy.
Boehner's comments echoed those of former President Gerald Ford. But he warned Democrats against pushing impeachment too loudly. "Remember, impeachment is not a legal process; it's a political process".
Boehner, who wrangled House Republicans for four years as Speaker, said Trump and the GOP shouldn't be trying to "repeal and replace" Obamacare, but "repair" its defaults instead. In regard to national security, global leaders are thrilled to death that Trump is aggressive about fighting ISIS and getting more boots on the ground to do so, he said. He gave an increasingly pessimistic view that congressional Republicans would pass tax reform, saying "now my odds are 60/40" and that tax reform is "a bunch of happy talk".
Boehner, who retired from politics in 2015 and handed over the speakership to Paul Ryan, said he's loving the quiet life.
He also said he has no plans to ever run for president, preferring a simpler life.
John Boehner is happy smoking his cigarettes and drinking red wine.
"I wake up every day, drink my morning coffee and say, 'Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, '" he said.
In addition, he maintained the president should not use Twitter and that he "never envisioned" Trump would become president. I iron my own clothes.
The leaders agreed that the new French president would host the German and Polish leaders in France in August, the diplomat said. Charles Michel and he are indeed only two years apart, the first being 41 years old and the second being 39 years old.
As at most telecommunications companies, AT&T's wireless business is growing faster and is more profitable than its wireline side. The CWA estimates that AT&T cut roughly 12,000 call center jobs in America and created the same in some foreign country.
Chicago's Eddie Butler lasted three-plus innings in his second start of the season, allowing two runs, three hits and five walks. Manager Craig Counsell made the announcement Friday before Milwaukee's series opener at Wrigley Field against the Cubs.
That's the first public reaction from Ariana Grande to the explosion outside of her concert in Manchester , England Monday night. Those attacks killed 130 people, including dozens trapped inside an Eagles of Death Metal concert in the Bataclan theatre .
Adele set her felled record in 2012 when she won awards including top artist, top female artist and top pop artist. This soaring anthem was the best-selling single of 1998 and won Dion three Billboard Music Awards back then.
And this is thought to have helped Mr Rouhani, who received close to 23 million votes out of the 40 million that were cast. Hashemitaba was among the first to predict an outright win for Rouhani as he offered his congratulations Saturday morning.
After a visit later Tuesday to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem , he is due to give a speech at the Israel Museum. And earlier this month, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said it would be "extremely ill-advised" for Trump to move the embassy.
In the early to mid-20th century, Ringling, which merged with Barnum & Bailey in 1919, was a much-anticipated event. "It is sad that the show is closing because this is 'The Greatest Show on Earth , '" Evans said.
He did it with a three-pointer late in the third quarter - the first of a string of three straight from beyond the arc. With the unblemished Warriors waiting, James opted to douse them in accolades rather than cast any barbs.
Crosby took a nasty spill in the first period when he was slammed into the end boards head-first while he tangled with Carlson. Another stunning collapse -this one in five games- may have caused total reconstruction of the Capitals organization.
Given the trend of nostalgia and reboots, it should come to no surprise that the Terminator franchise will be receiving more life. Speaking to Screen in Cannes, [.] Schwarzenegger confirmed that he will star in a new Terminator film produced by James Cameron.
Newark Liberty International Airport re-opened after an engine caught fire on a San Francisco-bound flight Tuesday night. Flight 1579 from Newark to San Francisco was scheduled to take off when officials said its engine caught fire.
The company's My Ride 65 convertible vehicle seats failed a crash test run by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration . Expected to start July 17, the recall reportedly comes after the NHTSA discovered the webbing problem through a series of tests.
Despite agreeing to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey declined to testify before the Judiciary Committee. The report said Comey wrote memos describing his interactions with Trump, which he believed were inappropriate.
It also said the Palestinian cabinet called for more popular support for the prisoners who have been on hunger strike for 38 days. The status of Jerusalem is the subject of a longstanding US policy debate - and it showed during Trump's trip.
For the rest of next week things look to stay unsettled with a 40-50% chance for scattered showers and storms each afternoon. Going into Monday , the weather service puts the likelihood of heavy rain at 100-percent, with temperatures in the mid 60s.
GWS Auctions Inc. of California is auctioning off the jet after it sat on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years. However, Presley designed the interior himself, which features red velvet seats with a matching shag carpet.
Moon took charge as the president of South Korea today, after the National Election Commission declared him victor yesterday. He has been cautious about the recent decision to deploy a controversial US anti-missile system in South Korea.
Authorities thwarted an opposition push for a referendum past year and have also delayed state gubernatorial elections. Security forces have fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters who have hurled stones, petrol bombs and excrement.
She recently broke Aretha Franklin's record for most songs placed on the Billboard Hot 100 chart by a female artist. Dion, who was Billboard's Icon past year , lost her husband and former manager Rene Angelil to cancer in 2016.
The private sector grew by 2.3 percent or 61,700 jobs, and the public sector increased by 2.6 percent, adding 14,800 jobs. The last time the USA unemployment rate was below 4.4. percent was when it was at 4.3 percent in May 2001, Gedney said.
The Preakness was the first time Always Dreaming was running back on two weeks' rest; he had a five-week gap going into the Derby. It was the first career Triple Crown win for Brown. "He ran so hard in the Derby and today just wasn't his day", said Pletcher.