President TrumpDonald John TrumpLieu: There will be 'widespread civil unrest' if Trump fires Mueller Attorneys for Trump, Mueller hold face-to-face meeting to discuss potential interview topics: report Trump tariffs not helpful for nuclear talks, South Korea says MORE> reportedly asked who former House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner4 reasons Mike Pompeo will succeed at Foggy Bottom The misunderstood reason Congress can’t get its job done GOP sees McCarthy moving up — if GOP loses the House MORE> (R-Ohio) was on the day after the 2016 presidential election, according to an excerpt from a new book about the Trump administration.
An excerpt from Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” published in New York Magazine on Wednesday details the early days of the Trump transition team.
During a meeting at Trump Tower the day after the election, former Fox News head and Trump friend Roger Ailes urged Trump to pick someone for chief of staff who would be able to impose order on the White House, according to the excerpt.
Ailes suggested to Trump that BoehnerJohn Andrew Boehner4 reasons Mike Pompeo will succeed at Foggy Bottom The misunderstood reason Congress can’t get its job done GOP sees McCarthy moving up — if GOP loses the House MORE>, who had retired from Congress just one year earlier, would be a good pick.
“Who’s that?” Trump reportedly asked in response.
Despite the claims in Wolff's book, Trump has tweeted about Boehner in the past, even mocking the Ohio Republican in October 2015 for crying.
Wacky @glennbeck who always seems to be crying (worse than Boehner) speaks badly of me only because I refuse to do his show--a real nut job!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2015
Trump's tweets about Boehner date back years.
Speaker John Boehner, who I like, should never have agreed to raise taxes because the Republicans got absolutely nothing for it!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2013
Maybe Boehner will stop this one sided deal in the House...I hope so!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2013
No taxes in Boehner or Reid Plan----important victory for America.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 29, 2011
Trump and Boehner have also reportedly golfed together in the past.
Following publication of the excerpt, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Organization real estate partner in India accused of 'large-scale fraud' Wife of White House social media director Dan Scavino files for divorce GOP Fla. gubernatorial candidate pictured with disgraced former congressman at Mar-a-Lago MORE> took to Twitter to dispute the claims.
"More lies, go back and look, Boehner and [Trump] spent time together well before the election. Just another pathetic attempt to smear @realDonaldTrump," he tweeted, adding the hashtag #fakenews.
According to the book, Trump wanted to tap his son-in-law, Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump adds to legal team after attacks on Mueller Overnight Finance: Congress races to finish .2T funding bill | What to look for in omnibus | AT&T merger trial kicks off | Stocks fall on tech troubles | Trump targets Venezuelan cryptocurrency | Record SEC whistleblower payout Email service: White House staffer was a 'password idiot' MORE>, for chief of staff, until conservative commentator Ann Coulter told him that he couldn’t.
“Nobody is apparently telling you this,” Coulter reportedly told Trump. “But you can’t. You just can’t hire your children.”
Snippets from Wolff’s book, which will be published next week, have been making headlines Wednesday with explosive revelations from former Trump staffers. Former chief strategist Stephen Bannon is quoted in the book as calling the 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a group of Russians “treasonous.”
This report was updated at 1:18 p.m.
Source : http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/367235-trump-asked-who-john-boehner-was-the-day-after-the-election-report