Trump asked who John Boehner was the day after the election: report

Trump asked who John Boehner was the day after the election: report
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpComey: Trump's 'Spygate' claims are made up Trump taps vocal anti-illegal immigration advocate for State Dept's top refugee job Seattle Seahawks player: Trump is 'an idiot' for saying protesting NFL players 'shouldn’t be in the country' MORE reportedly asked who former House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJim Jordan as Speaker is change America needs to move forward Paul Ryan’s political purgatory Republicans fear retribution for joining immigration revolt 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. 

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“You need a son of a bitch as your chief of staff,” Ailes reportedly told Trump. “And you need a son of a bitch who knows Washington. You’ll want to be your own son of a bitch, but you don’t know Washington.”

Ailes suggested to Trump that BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJim Jordan as Speaker is change America needs to move forward Paul Ryan’s political purgatory Republicans fear retribution for joining immigration revolt 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.

Trump's tweets about Boehner date back years.

Trump and Boehner have also reportedly golfed together in the past. 

Following publication of the excerpt, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpThere is no justice in undermining the special counsel investigation '60 Minutes' correspondent: Trump said he attacks the press so no one believes negative coverage The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by PhRMA — Washington braces for another tumultuous week 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 KushnerDirector of federal prisons resigns after clashes with Kushner, Sessions: report Small steps for prison reform, big steps for fragile communities There is no justice in undermining the special counsel investigation 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.