Former US House speaker also said he believes Trump promised first lady Melania Trump that he would not win the White House

Former US House speaker also said he believes Trump promised first lady Melania Trump that he would not win the White House, by Dartunorro Clark.

[Former GOP House Speaker John Boehner] described his relationship with Trump, saying that Trump would call him when he was speaker but that neither thought Trump would win the 2016 election.

“Donald Trump, who I know well, was one of my supporters, when I was speaker,” Boehner recalled. “I was having a rough week, Trump would call me, pat me on the back, cheer me up, played a lot of golf together. But president? Really? I never quite saw this.” …

“I think Donald Trump promised Melania that he would not win. She didn’t have to worry about ever living in the White House. It’s probably why she doesn’t look real happy every day. But, well, maybe one reason,” he said. ….

“There is no Republican Party. There’s a Trump party. The Republican Party is kind of taking a nap somewhere,” he said …

Since leaving office, Boehner has not shied away from criticizing his former GOP colleagues, calling Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas “Lucifer in the flesh” …

He also said he does not regret retiring. “I wake up every day, drink my morning coffee and say, ‘hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,’”.