Democrats freak out over Boehner’s golf game with Trump

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      Alex Pappas

      Alex Pappas is a Washington D.C.-based political reporter for The Daily Caller. He has also written for The Washington Examiner and the Mobile Press-Register. Pappas is a graduate of The University of the South in Sewanee, Tenn., where he was editor-in-chief of The Sewanee Purple. While in college, he did internships at NBC's Meet the Press and the White House. He grew up in Mobile, Ala., where he graduated from St. Paul's Episcopal School. He and his wife live on Capitol Hill.

At least one thing was accomplished when Speaker of the House John Boehner hit the links with real estate mogul Donald Trump this week: Democrats freaked out.

Citing media reports that the Ohio Republican and reality TV star played golf together Tuesday in New Jersey, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent out a memo to reporters slamming the oddly-hued pair.

The committee referenced Trump’s multiple flirtation with running for president and his “birther” claims that President Obama was not actually born in the United States.

“Wasting time with a discredited conspiracy-theorist like Donald Trump shows where Speaker Boehner’s true priorities lie,” said Emily Bittner of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

With Congress on summer recess, Boehner has been attending fundraising events this week.

Trump, who claims he’s once again considering a White House run, will head to Iowa for an appearance this weekend.

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