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John Boehner Is Happy He Dodged the Presidential Election: ‘Thank God I’m Not in the Middle of This’

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Former House Speaker John Boehner said in a new interview that he’s thankful he dodged the spectacle that was the 2016 presidential election.

Boehner officially resigned from his post in late October, a few months after Donald Trump announced his run for the White House. He told Cincinnati’s WCPO in an exclusive interview that it was a good move.

“Every day I’d watch it and was like, ‘Thank God I’m not in the middle of this,'” he said. “It was the most bizarre political year that we’ve seen in 100 years.”

Boehner added that he doesn’t regret his decision to quit, even though the former Ohio lawmaker was emotional and wiped away tears during a news conference announcing his resignation. “There’s nothing I would change about when I left or how I left,” he told WCPO.


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