FORMER House of Representatives John Boehner has criticized old friend Donald Trump for accusing him of provoking a “bloody revolt” at the US Capitol for “selfish political reasons”.
Former Republican leader stoned the former president in a new book published next month, saying it was “painful” to watch the violent events at the Capitol on January 6.
trumpet shot back his old friend, claiming he was RINO – short for “Republican Only”.
He suggested to The New York Times that Boehner was drunk while writing the book.
Boehner claims in the book that Trump has perpetrated violence with “bulls he has not touched” since losing “a fair election last November.”
It “should have been a wake-up call for the Republican sobriety,” he added.
“Whatever they do in the end or do nothing, none of it will ever compare to one of the lowest points of American democracy we experienced in January 2021,” he wrote in an excerpt is published by The New York Times on Wednesday.
“I admit I was unprepared for what happened after the election – Trump refused to accept the outcome and ignited the flames of conspiracy to turn violence in our democracy, the building that I chaired, “he continued.
Trump dismissed Boehner’s comment in an emailed statement to the Times.
“Did he drink when he made this statement? Just another RINO can’t do the job! ” he say.
Hill Note that Boehner is a well-documented connoisseur.
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He posted a photo of himself drinking Merlot earlier this year while teasing the release of his audiobook.
Jason Miller, Trump’s spokesman, also told the Times that Boeher was a “swamp creature” and accused him of supporting “Communist China”.
Boehner served as the leader of the Republican Party during the time of the Liberal and Tea Party rise, from January 2011 to October 2015.