Former Speaker John Boehner says 'There is no Republican Party ... There's a Trump party'

In this Oct. 27, 2015, photo, outgoing House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House is ready to vote on a bipartisan pact charting a two-year budget truce, and Republicans are set to nominate Rep. Paul Ryan as the chamber’s new speaker. GOP leaders hope that both events Wednesday will help transform their party’s recent chaos into calm in time for next year’s presidential and congressional campaigns. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
In this Oct. 27, 2015, photo, outgoing House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. The House is ready to vote on a bipartisan pact charting a two-year budget truce, and Republicans are set to nominate Rep. Paul Ryan as the chamber’s new speaker. GOP leaders hope that both events Wednesday will help transform their party’s recent chaos into calm in time for next year’s presidential and congressional campaigns. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

Credit: Anthony Shoemaker

Credit: Anthony Shoemaker

Former House Speaker John Boehner told a group at a political event in Michigan that the Republican Party is over and is now the party of President Donald Trump.

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

Boehner was speaking at the Mackinac Policy Conference.

Boehner also said that he, and Trump, didn't think Trump would win the 2016 election.

"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," Boehner said.

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