"Donald Trump clearly understands at this point that he's the president-elect. And he has a very different role to play," the Republican former House speaker said on "Fast Money: Halftime Report." "He's still going to be Donald Trump, but I would expect that we're going to see a somewhat different Donald Trump."
Concerns about temperament and divisive rhetoric tracked Trump during his presidential campaign. While the president-elect has aimed to quell some of those fears, he has also attacked media outlets and protesters on Twitter since his election, validating those concerns for some.
While Boehner said that 2016 brought "things we've never heard said in a presidential campaign," he added that he does not have serious concerns about Trump or Stephen Bannon, the president-elect's newly appointed chief advisor. Bannon is the former chairman of Breitbart News, a right-wing news site popular with white nationalists. His appointment prompted strong criticism from Democrats.