Daley: Boehner and the president haven't spoken
July 28th, 2011
04:06 PM ET
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Daley: Boehner and the president haven't spoken

Washington (CNN)– Looks like the president doesn't appreciate being "left at the altar." According to White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner haven't spoken in days.

In an interview with CNN's "The Situation Room" anchor Wolf Blitzer Thursday, Daley said of Obama, "He's not spoken to the speaker in a few days."

Instead, Daley speculated that Boehner was focused on his advocating his own plan.

"The truth is it looks as though the Speaker is engaged in putting together his bill and getting votes for his bill."

The president's top aide can see cooperation for the both houses of Congress in the near future.

"When [Boehner's plan is] put aside, this evening after it passes in the House and defeated in the Senate there will be a whole new stage of the House and Senate coming together," he said.

But Daley indicated that the president's future with Boehner isn't so bright.

"The president has put a plan out there. He tried twice with Speaker Boehner, who is the leader of the House and the leader of the Republican caucus, to get a deal. That didn't work," he said.

Watch the full interview on CNN's "The Situation Room," airing at 5 p.m. ET.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. sonny chapman

    Boehner NEVER had his side agreeing to raise $800 Billion in Revenue !

    July 28, 2011 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  2. High Way

    It has nothing to do with raising the debt ceiling. The Republican goal is destroy Obama re-election in 2012 and they will bring down the USA if they must in order to succeed.

    July 28, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  3. MBW

    Hey, CNN.... How is this photo of Daley?? Warren Christopher died in March...you dont have anything more recent?

    July 28, 2011 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  4. Mary Ann

    I don't blame the President. When it comes to John Boehner, "NEVER SMILE AT A CROCODILE.

    July 28, 2011 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  5. HJA

    Obama should be happy. I wouldn't want to have to listen to that fool Boehner.

    July 28, 2011 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  6. Mark Tompkins

    I guess grandma won't be getting her SS Check because we invaded the wrong country after 911, But not for long Without medicare she won't live long, I guess thats how the republicans will balance the budget, let the old & sick die.

    July 28, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  7. Ancient Texan

    I don't blame Boehner for ignoring the C.I.C. After almost reaching an agreement only to have Obama pull a large tax increase number out of the air should result in a walk out by Boehner. The President is only campaigning, solving problems is "above his pay grade"

    July 28, 2011 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  8. Former Republican, now an Independent

    That is exactly where Boehner wanted to leave things. It's hard to debate an issue when your arguments are based on slanted opinions and are on the wrong side of actual facts.

    July 28, 2011 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "After almost reaching an agreement only to have Obama pull a large tax increase number out of the air should result in a walk out by Boehner. "

    Boehner had just "moved the goalposts" by demanding that repeal of the individual mandate in the ACA be part of the deal. Of course, the gameplan there was to scream and yell and repeat ad nauseum the typical GOP projection memes by saying that it was Obama who moved the goalposts. And of course, the "news" media, helped them do it while purposefully burying that Boehner had made his own goalpost moving demands that he knew very well would be deal breakers.

    July 28, 2011 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  10. Sandra, Atl

    Boehner has walked away from several deals with the President but he says it's always someone elses fault. He makes the deals and then finds out Cantor won't let him deliver and backs out. He is a coward who won't stand up for Americans and I'm not talking about the Tea Party fools because I don't even consider them as Americans anymore.

    July 28, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |