Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerRift widens between business groups and House GOP Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Debt ceiling games endanger US fiscal credibility — again MORE (R-Ohio) played a round of golf with real estate mogul Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOvernight Defense & National Security — Presented by Boeing — Milley warns of 'Sputnik moment' for China WSJ publishes letter from Trump continuing to allege voter fraud in PA Oath Keeper who was at Capitol on Jan. 6 runs for New Jersey State Assembly MORE in New Jersey as part of his August fundraising drive, according to BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerRift widens between business groups and House GOP Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power Debt ceiling games endanger US fiscal credibility — again MORE-begins-august-fundraising-golfing-with-donald-trump/" mce_href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/08/06/boehner-begins-august-fundraising-golfing-with-donald-trump/" target="_blank">reports.
The golf outing is sandwiched between several fundraising events during the summer recess. Boehner raised money for Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) in Harrisburg, Pa., on Monday and appeared at an event for Rep. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.) in Ferndale, N.Y., on Tuesday.
Boehner and Trump have an easy relationship in contrast to the volatile one between another pair of avid golfers, the Speaker and President Obama. Obama and Boehner famously teed off in 2011 amid tense negotiations over the debt ceiling.
In addition to their shared affinity for golf, Trump regularly sings the Speaker’s praises to the media. He called Boehner a “terrific guy” with the “right temperament” in an interview with the National Review, and last fall donated $100,000 to a super-PAC tied to the Boehner.
Trump hinted that he would run for president in 2012, although he ultimately backed GOP nominee Mitt Romney. Trump recently announced an upcoming trip to Iowa to speak at an event for a conservative evangelical group but remained evasive on his 2016 presidential ambitions.
Though Trump is ranked the better golfer by the United States Golf Association, it was unclear who won the game at the Trump National Golf Club on Tuesday.