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CNBC Exclusive: Former Speaker of the House John Boehner Speaks with CNBC’s Scott Wapner in his First Interview Since the Election Today

WHEN: TODAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

WHERE: CNBC'S "FAST MONEY HALFTIME REPORT"

Following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC EXCLUSIVE interview with Former Speaker of the House John Boehner live from the CME Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, FL . The interview aired today on CNBC's "Fast Money Halftime Report." Following are links to video of the interview on CNBC.com: http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000568283 and http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?video=3000568284. Following is an article on CNBC.com: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/15/boehner-says-nobody-really-knows-what-type-of-president-trump-will-be-but-he-will-support-him.html.

All references must be sourced to CNBC.

WAPNER: WELCOME BACK TO "THE HALFTIME REPORT." LIVE TODAY IN NAPLES, FLORIDA. WHAT KIND OF PRESIDENT WILL DONALD TRUMP BE AND WHERE DOES THE REPUBLICAN PARTY GO UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP? OUR NEXT GUEST WAS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL REPUBLICANS IN CONGRESS WHERE HE SERVED FOR 24 YEARS. JOHN BOEHNER BECAME SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE IN 2011, SERVING UNTIL HIS RETIREMENT IN 2015. SPEAKER BOEHNER JOINS US NOW EXCLUSIVELY. IT IS HIS FIRST INTERVIEW SINCE PRESIDENT-ELECT DONALD TRUMP'S SURPRISE VICTORY. MR SPEAKER WELCOME IT'S NICE TO SEE YOU TODAY.

BOEHNER: SCOTT, IT'S GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.

WAPNER: PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP, HOW SURPRISED WERE YOU BY THE OUTCOME OF THE ELECTION?

BOEHNER: I WAS SURPRISED, BUT I WASN'T SHOCKED. I TOLD AUDIENCES OVER THE FALL THAT I THOUGHT CHANCES WERE 60-40 THAT MRS. CLINTON WAS GOING TO WIN. I REMINDED AUDIENCES THAT POLLS DON'T DECIDE ELECTIONS. VOTERS DO. YOU JUST NEVER KNOW WHO IS GOING TO SHOW UP. I WENT THROUGH AN ELECTION LIKE THIS WHERE NO ONE THOUGHT I COULD WIN, AND, IN FACT, I WAS NEVER WITHIN 80 POINTS OF WINNING, BUT I TURNED MY VOTERS OUT. MY OPPONENT DIDN'T. I WON. WHAT HAPPENED CLEARLY IS THE TRUMP PEOPLE SHOWED UP TO VOTE AND HILLARY SUPPORTERS BY AND LARGE -- THEY SHOWED UP, BUT NOT TO THE EXTENT.

WAPNER: DID YOU VOTE FOR HIM?

BOEHNER: I DID. I MADE IT CLEAR LAST SPRING I WAS GOING TO VOTE FOR THE REPUBLICAN NOMINEE. BY THE END OF APRIL IT WAS PRETTY CLEAR DONALD TRUMP WAS GOING TO BE THE NOMINEE. I WAS GOING TO VOTE FOR HIM.

WAPNER: YOU SAID AT ONE POINT LAST SPRING, AND I AM QUOTING, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU INSULT TWO-THIRDS OF AMERICAN WOMEN, INSULT EVERY MINORITY GROUP KNOWN TO MAN AND EXPECT TO GET ELECTED. THERE AREN'T ENOUGH WHITE MALES TO GET ELECTED."

BOEHNER: APPARENTLY THERE ARE, AND ENOUGH WHITE FEMALES TO GET ELECTED. IT WAS THE MOST UNUSUAL CAMPAIGN WE'VE SEEN IN PROBABLY 100 YEARS. ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE. I GO BACK TO THE PRIMARIES. BERNIE SANDERS AND HILLARY CLINTON. BERNIE SANDERS AND I WERE ELECTED TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1990. THIS LIBERAL OLD CURMEGEON SOCIALIST RAN ON THE SOCIALIST PARTY TICKET, AND HOW HE COULD CREATE A MOVEMENT IS SHOCKING TO ALL OF US WHO SERVED WITH HIM. BUT HE DID. THEN HE GOT 17 REPUBLICANS AND DONALD TRUMP HAD HIS FINGER ON THE PULSE OF WHERE AMERICANS WERE AND WHAT THEY WERE THINKING AND YOU'VE HEARD THIS BEFORE. I'VE HEARD IT COUNTLESS TIMES. DONALD TRUMP IS SAYING WHAT I'M THINKING.

WAPNER: WERE YOU TROUBLED BY ANY RHETORIC ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL?

BOEHNER: OF COURSE NO ONE WANTS TO LISTEN TO ALL THAT, AND CLEARLY THINGS WERE SAID THAT WE'VE NEVER HEARD SAID, IN A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN. THE ELECTION IS OVER, AND DONALD TRUMP IS THE PRESIDENT-ELECT, AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HIS INAUGURATION.

WAPNER: WHAT TYPE OF PRESIDENT DO YOU THINK HE WILL BE? DO YOU THINK CANDIDATE TRUMP WILL REEMERGE IN THE WHITE HOUSE, OR IS IT GOING TO BE A DIFFERENT DONALD TRUMP?

BOEHNER: NOBODY REALLY KNOWS. DONALD TRUMP IS NOT AN IDEOLOGUE. I SAID YESTERDAY HE BARELY IS A REPUBLICAN. HE COULD BE BARELY A DEMOCRAT AS WELL. NOBODY REALLY KNOWS WHERE HE IS GOING, BUT THEY MAKE IT PRETTY CLEAR DURING THE CAMPAIGN OF WHAT HIS ISSUES ARE, BUT I WOULD EXPECT THINGS LIKE INFRASTRUCTURE, TAX REFORM, AND THIS WILL SURPRISE YOU, BUT IMMIGRATION REFORM ARE THINGS THAT ARE DOABLE IN THIS NEXT CONGRESS.

WAPNER: HOW IS BARELY A REPUBLICAN, AS YOU SAY HE IS, GOING TO DO WITH A CERTAIN FACTION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY? THE ULTRA CONSERVATIVES, THE ALT RIGHT, AND OTHERS?

BOEHNER: WE'LL SEE, BUT THE FACT IS THAT A LOT OF THEIR VIEWS ARE, FRANKLY, SHARED BY MR. TRUMP, MORE SO THAN YOUR MAIN STREET REPUBLICANS. SO I WOULD IMAGINE THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE ON BOARD . LISTEN, PEOPLE GET ELECTED TO CONGRESS BECAUSE THEY WANT TO DO THINGS ON BEHALF OF THEIR DISTRICT AND THEIR COUNTRY, AND REPUBLICANS SEE TRUMP AS A PRESIDENT THEY CAN WORK WITH AND GIVEN THE FACT THAT HE IS NOT AN IDEOLOGUE, MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE AND SENATE ON CAPITOL HILL ARE GOING TO PLAY A MUCH BIGGER ROLE IN TERMS OF CREATING POLICY AND HELPING THEM MOVE THEIR AGENDA.

WAPNER: MUCH IS CLEARLY MADE OF DONALD TRUMP'S TEMPERAMENT. I'M WONDERING IF IT CONCERNS YOU AND PRESIDENT OBAMA SAID THE FOLLOWING YESTERDAY. THERE ARE CERTAIN ELEMENTS OF HIS TEMPERAMENT THAT WILL NOT SERVE HIM WELL. DO YOU SHARE SOME OF THOSE CONCERNS?

BOEHNER: NO, I THINK AS WE WENT THROUGH THE CAMPAIGN, A LOT OF THINGS HAPPEN IN CAMPAIGNS. I'VE BEEN THROUGH A LOT OF THEM. ONCE YOU ARE ELECTED, DONALD TRUMP CLEARLY UNDERSTANDS AT THIS POINT HE IS THE PRESIDENT-ELECT. HE HAS A DIFFERENT ROLE TO PLAY, WHICH IS VERY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT YOU DO IN A CAMPAIGN.

WAPNER: YET, HE STILL SEEMS TO BE SORT OF RESPONDING ON TWITTER.

BOEHNER: HE STILL WILL BE DONALD TRUMP, BUT I WOULD EXPECT THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE A SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT DONALD TRUMP AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE INAUGURATION.

WAPNER: IS IT GOOD FOR AMERICA IF HE STILL IS PARTLY CANDIDATE TRUMP?

BOEHNER: WE'LL SEE. HE IS GOING TO BE THE PRESIDENT ELECT. HE IS GOING TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GOVERN, AN OPPORTUNITY TO PUT IN PLACE, THE THINGS HE TALKED ABOUT, AND WE'LL SEE. FRANKLY I'M PRETTY OPTIMISTIC.

WAPNER: YOU SAID YOU GUYS WERE TEXTING BUDDIES.

BOEHNER: WE'VE BEEN FRIENDS FOR QUITE A WHILE. PLAYED A LITTLE GOLF TOGETHER TEXTING BUDDIES. WHEN I WAS SPEAKER, I WAS HAVING A ROUGH WEEK, I COULD ALWAYS COUNT ON DONALD TO CALL ME, PAT ME ON THE BACK, CHEER ME UP. HE IS A GOOD GUY.

WAPNER: WHAT CONVERSATIONS HAVE YOU HAD SINCE HE WON?

BOEHNER: NOT MUCH, BUT A LITTLE.

WAPNER: DID YOU REACH OUT TO HIM?

BOEHNER: I DID. I DID. I HAD TO CONGRATULATE HIM.

WAPNER: BY TEXT OR BY PHONE?

BOEHNER: BY TEXT. CLOSE ENOUGH.

WAPNER: THERE YOU GO. I WANT TO ASK YOU ABOUT THE APPOINTMENT OF STEVE BANNON AS THE CHIEF STRATEGIST. IT'S DRAWN INTENSE CRITICISM AS I KNOW YOU HAVE HEARD AND READ. SENATOR HARRY REID SAID WHITE SUPREMACISTS ARE NOW REPRESENTED IN THE WHITE HOUSE. SENATOR WIDEN MADE A SIMILAR STATEMENT. WAS THAT APPOINTMENT A MISTAKE?

BOEHNER: I DON'T KNOW, STEVE, SO I CAN'T EVEN COMMENT. I KNOW OF HIM. I HAVE READ SOME OF THIS NOISE. YOU KNOW, I ALSO SAW KELLY ANN CONWAY WORK CLOSELY WITH HIM OVER THE LAST THREE OR FOUR MONTHS. HE HEAPED HIGH PRAISE ON HIM SONEONE I DO KNOW AND HAVE GREAT RESPECT FOR.. WE'LL SEE. REINCE PRIEBUS CLEARLY WAS, I THINK, A VERY SOLID CHOICE TO BE THE CHIEF OF STAFF.

WAPNER: IT DOESN'T BOTHER YOU THAT A PERSON FROM BREITBART NEWS WITH SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THEY HAVE POSTED ON THEIR WEBSITE IN YEARS IS THE CHIEF STRATEGIST TO THE PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE UNITED STATES?

BOEHNER: I DON'T KNOW THE GUY, SO I'M -- I CAN'T COMMENT ON WHAT HE DID OR WHAT HE DIDN'T DO AND HOW MUCH CONTROL HE HAD OVER BREITBART AND WHAT WENT ON THEIR WEBSITE. I DON'T KNOW. THEY HAVEN'T SAID VERY MANY NICE THINGS ABOUT ME I CAN SAY THAT.

WAPNER: I WAS GOING TO SAY, CERTAINLY YOU HAVE A BIT OF A HISTORY. I MEAN, SOME WOULD SAY THAT THEY PLAYED A ROLE IN FORCING YOU OUT.

BOEHNER: NO, NO, NO. I WAS PLANNING ON LEAVING A YEAR BEFORE I LEFT. AND AFTER CANTOR LOST HIS PRIMARY I DECIDED TO STICK AROUND FOR ANOTHER YEAR. I LEFT ON MY OWN TERMS, BUT THEY WERE NEVER FANS OF MINE, BUT, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW HIM. THERE'S NO REASON FOR ME TO COMMENT.

WAPNER: WHAT ABOUT OTHER MEMBERS THAT COULD FILL OUT THE ACTUAL CABINET, WORD THAT AND BOLTEN MIGHT BE GOING AFTER STATE?

BOEHNER: THERE ARE GOING TO BE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE MIX. I KNOW MY PHONE HASN'T QUITE STOPPED RINGING AS IF I'VE GOT SOME MAGIC ENTREE HERE. THERE'S A BIG DEEP BENCH OF REPUBLICANS WHO ARE CAPABLE OF SERVE AND WHO I THINK WOULD LIKE TO SERVE, AND SO THOSE DECISIONS WILL BE MADE IN THE COMING WEEKS, AND I'M AS ANXIOUS TO SEE THOSE NAMES AS YOU.

WAPNER: WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE THE NEW PRESIDENT IN FILLING OUT HIS CABINET?

BOEHNER: WELL, WHETHER IT IS FILLING OUT HIS CABINET, IT'S ABOUT GETTING SOLID PEOPLE WITH A SOLID BACKGROUND. THE BIGGEST ADVICE, THOUGH, I COULD GIVE TO DONALD TRUMP IS PRESIDENTS HAVE LIMITED POWER, AS PRESIDENT OBAMA FOUND OUT. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO GET BIG THINGS DONE, YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE A REAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CONGRESS, AND THAT MEANS DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS ON CAPITOL HILL. BIG THINGS DON'T TYPICALLY HAPPEN ON A PARTISAN BASIS. THEY HAPPEN ON A BIPARTISAN BASIS. AND CHUCK SCHUMER IS THE NEW DEMOCRATIC LEADER IN THE SENATE, THANKFULLY THEY HAVE A RELATIONSHIP BECAUSE HE IS GOING TO PLAY A KEY ROLE IN TERMS OF WHAT THEY'RE ABLE TO PRODUCE ON THE HILL.

WAPNER: WHAT ARE THE FIRST THINGS YOU THINK THAT HE SHOULD TRY TO PRODUCE?

BOEHNER: I THINK REPATRIATING THE $2.5 TRILLION WORTH OF U.S. BUSINESS TAXES SITTING OVERSEAS IS A SMART STEP. AND IN FIXING THIS, GOING TO A TERRITORIAL SYSTEM SO WE DON'T HAVE THIS PROBLEM AGAIN. AND THEN USING SOME ECONOMIC ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE, ALL RIGHT, WHAT'S THIS GOING TO DO FOR OUR ECONOMY? AND THEN TRYING TO USE THAT MONEY TO DEVELOP A LONGER TERM INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM. THIS WILL GET BROAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT.

WAPNER: A BIG STIMULUS PACKAGE.

BOEHNER: NO, NO. THAT'S NOT – WE HAVE BIG INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS. AND WE DON'T HAVE A REVENUE SOURCE THAT'S VERY GOOD. THE GAS TAX REVENUES KEEP FALLING BECAUSE CARS ARE GETTING MORE MILES TO THE GALLON. AND SO WE NEED A LONGER TERM INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN THAN WHAT WE HAVE IN PLACE. AND I THINK YOUR BROAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT ON THE HILL FOR THIS TYPE OF PIECE OF LEGISLATION AND I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE SO POPULAR THAT IF I WERE PRESIDENT TRUMP, I WOULD ATTACH AN INCREASE IN THE DEBT LIMIT TO IT AS WELL, WHICH IS GOING TO COME UP IN MARCH AND GET THAT MONKEY OFF HIS BACK.

WAPNER: I WAS GOING TO SAY, ARE YOU NOT IN FAVOR THEN OF A BIG DEFICIT SPEND? A BIG STIMULUS PACKAGE THAT INCLUDES A LARGE INFRASTRUCTURE INITIATIVE?

BOEHNER: NO, I DON'T KNOW THAT WE NEED A STIMULUS PACKAGE. WE NEED INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING IN A BIG WAY. AND IT WILL HELP THE ECONOMY SOMEWHAT. BUT TAX REFORM IN A BROADER SENSE WOULD DO MORE FOR OUR ECONOMY, DO MORE TO CREATE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND BETTER JOBS IN AMERICA THAN JUST AN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL ON SOMETHING.

WAPNER: WHAT ABOUT REGULATION? THERE'S SOME SUGGESTION AND CERTAINLY MR. TRUMP ON THE TRAIL TALKED ABOUT DODD-FRANK. DO YOU THINK DODD-FRANK SHOULD BE REPEALED?

BOEHNER: I THINK DODD-FRANK HAS BEEN A DISASTER. YOU KNOW, IT ALL STARTED GOING AFTER THE BIG GUYS WHO CAUSED THE PROBLEM. AND AS IT TURNED OUT, IT HIT EVERYBODY IN THE FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY EXCEPT THE TEN BIG GUYS WHO CAUSED THE PROBLEM. IT'S THE CRAZIEST THING I'VE EVER SEEN. SO I DON'T KNOW WHETHER ALL OF IT GOES, BUT THERE ARE GOING TO BE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES. AND I BELIEVE A LOT OF THAT WILL HAVE BIPARTISAN SUPPORT ON THE HILL.

WAPNER: WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF HIS COMMENTS ALREADY – TALKING ABOUT PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP – THAT HE IS OPEN TO KEEPING PARTS OF OBAMACARE?

BOEHNER: WELL, EVERYBODY IS OPEN TO KEEPING PARTS OF OBAMACARE.

WAPNER: THAT DIDN'T SOUND LIKE CANDIDATE TRUMP.

BOEHNER: THE HEALTH INDUSTRY BASICALLY HAVE DECIDED THAT COVERING PEOPLE WITH PREEXISTING CONDITIONS IS WHAT'S APPROPRIATE IN THIS ERA. THE HEALTH INSURANCE INDUSTRY ALSO PRETTY MUCH HAVE DECIDED THAT COVERING KIDS THAT ARE STAYING AT HOME UNTIL AGE 26 IS AN INDUSTRY STANDARD. AND SO, THOSE ARE THINGS THAT HAVE BROAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT. LISTEN, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT – OBAMACARE IS A BIG BILL. AND WHILE A LOT OF IT'S BAD, IT'S NOT ALL BAD, AS PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP HAS POINTED OUT.

WAPNER: DO YOU HAVE AN ISSUE WITH HIS COMMENTS REGARDING TRADE? WE'VE ALREADY HEARD SOME PUSHBACK FROM THE CHINESE TALKING ABOUT, WELL, WE'LL REPLACE BOEING WITH AIRBUS, iPHONE SALES COULD HAVE A PROBLEM.

BOEHNER: WELL, I BELIEVE IN TRADE. I THINK TRADE HAS BEEN VERY GOOD TO THE U.S. YES, IT'S CAUSED SOME JOB DISLOCATION, BUT ON THE WHOLE, IT HAS HELPED OUR ECONOMY IN A BIG WAY. NOW, SO THE PRESIDENT AND I DISAGREE ABOUT THIS. I THINK HOW THE PRESIDENT CAN KEEP HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISES IS TO LOOK AT THE ENFORCEMENT OF THESE TRADE LAWS. BECAUSE THE ENFORCEMENT, FRANKLY, IS WHERE I THINK THE HOLES ARE THAT CAUSE PEOPLE CONCERN. I MEAN, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CHINESE CONTINUING TO DUMP STEEL IN THE UNITED STATES, THERE'S A GREAT EXAMPLE OF SOME PLACE WHERE THEY OUGHT TO BE TAKING UP THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE EXISTING TRADE LAWS. TAKING A LOOK BACK AT NAFTA AFTER 22 YEARS, FRANKLY, I THINK IS A VERY GOOD IDEA. THERE, IT PROBABLY NEEDS A TUNE-UP. NOW, I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'S GOING TO GET THE KIND OF TUNE-UP THAT PRESIDENT-ELECT TRUMP WOULD LIKE, BUT REVISITING THIS IS IN THE COUNTRY'S BEST INTEREST.

WAPNER: THE COMMENTS THAT THE PRESIDENT-ELECT MADE ABOUT OBAMACARE, WHICH WE JUST DISCUSSED. THE OTHER ONES HE TOLD "60 MINUTES" THAT HE IS FINE WITH SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. THOSE WERE HIS WORDS. THAT THE WALL COULD BE A FENCE IN SOME SPOTS. HOW IS THAT GOING TO PLAY WITH THE ALT RIGHT? THE FAR RIGHT THAT HELPED PUSH HIM OVER THE TOP.

BOEHNER: THEY UNDERSTAND THAT DONALD TRUMP IS BARELY A REPUBLICAN. THAT'S WHEN IT COMES TO THE SOCIAL ISSUES. HE DOESN'T AGREE WITH WHERE A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE PARTY ARE.

WAPNER: DOES HE NEED TO BE MORE OF A REPUBLICAN NOW?

BOEHNER: NO, I THINK DONALD TRUMP NEEDS TO BE DONALD TRUMP. AND WHEN IT COMES TO A WALL, LISTEN, I VOTED TO SPEND MONEY TO BUILD A WALL IN SOME SECTIONS, BUT THERE ARE PARTS OF THE BORDER WHERE IT'S JUST NOT PRACTICAL AT ALL. AND SO THERE ARE – YOU CAN CREATE A BARRIER WITHOUT NECESSARILY BUILDING A WALL. WHAT THAT BARRIER COULD BE, IT COULD BE DRONES, IT COULD BE TECHNOLOGY, IT COULD BE A FENCE AS OPPOSED TO A WALL. THERE ARE A LOT OF OPTIONS THAT ARE OUT THERE. THE KEY HERE IS THE BORDER NEEDS TO BE SECURED. THAT'S ABOUT AN 80-20 ISSUE IN THE UNITED STATES. AND I THINK THEY CAN SECURE THE BORDER.

WAPNER: SINCE IN SOME RESPECTS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE FUTURE OF YOUR PARTY, WHAT ROLE SHOULD PAUL RYAN PLAY IN THAT? SHOULD HE REMAIN SPEAKER?

BOEHNER: ABSOLUTELY. PAUL RYAN IS A REALLY SMART GUY. HARD WORKER. A GREAT FAMILY MAN. AND FRANKLY, WELL RESPECTED BY HIS COLLEAGUES. OVER THIS LAST YEAR, HE HAS HAD TO LEARN A NEW TRAIT. AND THAT IS, HOW TO BE A LEADER. HE HAS GROWN TREMENDOUSLY OVER THIS LAST YEAR. HE IS GOING TO BE OVERWHELMINGLY RE-ELECTED TODAY AS THE NEXT SPEAKER ELECT. HE WILL BE ELECTED ON THE FLOOR OF THE HOUSE WHEN THE NEW CONGRESS OPENS IN EARLY JANUARY. I THINK HE CAN BE DONALD TRUMP'S LEGISLATIVE PARTNER IN CHIEF. PAUL RYAN IS A LEGISLATOR. HE IS A POLICY – HE KNOWS THESE POLICY ISSUES INSIDE AND OUT. AND HE CAN BE A GREAT ASSET WORKING WITH ONE OF HIS BEST FRIENDS REINCE PRIEBUS, WHO IS THE NEW CHIEF OF STAFF FOR THE PRESIDENT-ELECT AND THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF.

WAPNER: HAVE YOU SPOKE WITH REPRESENTATIVE RYAN?

BOEHNER: I HAVE.

WAPNER: IS HE CONFIDENT IN THE THINGS THAT – IN THE PREDICTIONS THAT YOU MADE? JIM JORDAN, HEAD OF THE FREEDOM CAUCUS, CERTAINLY HASN'T COME OUT. AND HE IS CONSIDERED MAYBE THE SECOND MOST POWERFUL REPUBLICAN ON THE HILL. AT LEAST IN THE HOUSE.

BOEHNER: WELL, I THINK JIM JORDAN – JIM JORDAN AND PAUL RYAN HAVE A VERY GOOD RELATIONSHIP.

WAPNER: DO THEY?

BOEHNER: IN SPITE OF THEIR DIFFERENCES. AND SO, I THINK PAUL IS IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE.

WAPNER: YOU THINK HE WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT?

BOEHNER: YOU KNOW, AT SOME POINT, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT. HE WOULD MAKE A GREAT PRESIDENT.

WAPNER: HOW IS YOUR GOLF GAME?

BOEHNER: NEEDS A LITTLE HELP.

WAPNER: WELL, YOU'RE DOWN HERE IN FLORIDA. I KNOW YOU KEEP A PLACE DOWN HERE AS WELL. I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME VERY MUCH TODAY, SIR.

BOEHNER: WELL, GOOD TO BE HERE.

WAPNER: ALL RIGHT. THE FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE JOHN BOEHNER JOINING US TODAY EXCLUSIVELY ON CNBC.

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