Former Spokesperson John BonaJohn Andrew Boehner (R-Ohio) said that he understands why former President Barack Obama may not be inclined to bipartisan cooperation with Republicans during his eight years in the Oval Office. He asked: “How to deal with people who think they are secrets? Find common ground? A Muslim traitor in Kenya?”
“In January 2011, with the new Republican House members settled, I began to adapt to the speaker system, and Brian Williams of NBC News asked me about the birth certificate business. My answer is simple:’The State of Hawaii says President Obama is here Born there. That’s enough for me.”
The former spokesperson called his claim a “simple statement of facts,” but joked: “You would think I would call Ronald Reagan a communist.”
Bona said: “I was bored with this, including emails, letters, phone calls. This situation lasted for two weeks. I knew we would hear some crazy news, but I was really surprised so much. , This surprised me.” Said in the article. “All this nonsense will make it difficult for me to reach any agreement with Obama as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives. Of course, it must be said that Obama is not very helpful to myself.”
During Obama’s first term in office, some prominent commentators on Capitol Hill and conservative media believed that he was not born in the United States.
Bona’s article did not mention another appearance when he was discussing Obama’s birthplace.
Shortly after Brian Williams was interviewed, during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Media”, Bona was asked about Obama’s citizenship.
He said he would not tell voters that they should trust Obama’s birthplace. He said: “It’s not my job to tell Americans what to think.”
The spokesperson at the time said: “The president said he is a Christian. I accept what he said.” He added, “I have figured out my actual situation.”
Bona served as the leader of the Republican House of Representatives during the rise of the Liberty Caucus and the Tea Party, adding that he thought Obama might sometimes get away with “speech and arrogance” and mourned that he did not have any time to reach out to the outside world during his presidency. . Republicans take precedence.
“But, on the other hand, how do you find a common cause with those who think you are a secret Kenyan traitor to the United States?”
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Bona also lamented his Republican activism in the Trump era in this article.
He wrote: “Ronald Reagan once said that if I can get 80% or 90% of what I want, it will be a victory.” “These people want 100% every time. Actually. , I don’t think this satisfies them because they don’t really want legislative victory. They want to solve difficult problems, conspiracies and crusades.”