Boehner won't say whether he'd back Biden over Trump
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Former House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbyists race to cash in on cannabis boom Rising star Ratcliffe faces battle to become Trump's intel chief This little engine delivers results for DC children MORE (R-Ohio) demurred on whether he would support former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenPossible GOP challenger says Trump doesn't doesn't deserve reelection, but would vote for him over Democrat Joe Biden faces an uncertain path The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown MORE in a 2020 election match against President TrumpDonald John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated MORE in an interview with CNN Thursday.

“There’s a lot of ‘ifs’ there,” BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbyists race to cash in on cannabis boom Rising star Ratcliffe faces battle to become Trump's intel chief This little engine delivers results for DC children MORE, who retired in 2015, told CNN’s Ana Cabrera in a joint interview with former Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.). “If ‘ands’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts, every day would be Christmas.”

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In the same interview, Boehner said there was not “room in America” for the chant of “send her back” that erupted at a Trump campaign rally Wednesday night as Trump decried Rep. Ilhan OmarIlhan OmarTlaib suggests boycotting Maher show after he calls anti-Israel boycott movement 'bullsh-t purity test' The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown Tlaib's grandmother to Trump: 'May God ruin' you MORE (D-Minn.).

Trump said Thursday he disavows the chant despite allowing them to continue.

However, Boehner demurred when Cabrera asked if a series of tweets from Trump Sunday, in which he told Omar and Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezJoseph Kennedy mulling primary challenge to Markey in Massachusetts The latest victims of the far-left's environmental zealotry: Long Islanders Ocasio-Cortez brushes off Trump tweet claiming she is 'fuming' over Tlaib, Omar attention MORE (D-N.Y.), Ayanna PressleyAyanna PressleyJoseph Kennedy mulling primary challenge to Markey in Massachusetts Ocasio-Cortez brushes off Trump tweet claiming she is 'fuming' over Tlaib, Omar attention Trump finds consistent foil in 'Squad' MORE (D-Mass.) and Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTlaib suggests boycotting Maher show after he calls anti-Israel boycott movement 'bullsh-t purity test' The Memo: Trump pushes back amid signs of economic slowdown Tlaib's grandmother to Trump: 'May God ruin' you MORE (D-Mich.) to “go back” to other countries, were racist.

"He has a little different style than I have, let's put it that way,” Boehner told Cabrera.

Since leaving Congress, both Boehner and Crowley, who lost a Democratic primary race to Ocasio-Cortez in 2018, have worked as lobbyists for the cannabis industry, with Boehner sitting on the board of Acreage Holdings and Crowley named to the advisory board of Northern Swan Holdings, an investor in the industry.