Transcript for Obama 'Surprised' by John Boehner's Resignation
On John Mayer I just heard the news as I was coming out of the meeting here. So it took me by surprise and I took the time prior to this press conference call. John correctly and talk to. John Boehner is a good man. It is a patriot. He cares deeply about the house an institution which he served for a long time he cares about his constituents. And he cares about America. We have obviously had a lot of disagreements. And politically words different ends of the spectrum. But I won't tell your news always. Conducted himself where. Courtesy and civility with me he has kept his word when he made a commitment. He is somebody who. Has been. Gracious and I think maybe most importantly is somebody who. Understands that in government and governments. You don't get a 100% what you want. But you have to work. With people who disagree with sometimes strongly. In order to do people's business.
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