GOP frontrunner Donald Trump called House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) resignation announcement “a big decision” and “a great decision” on Friday.
In a hasty interview conducted in the staircase of the Omni Shoreham hotel, Trump told New York Times reporter Jonathan Martin that “it’s time” for Boehner to go.
“It’s a big decision that he made, it’s a great decision,” Trump told the Times. “It’s good for everybody. I think it’s time—he’s been there a long time.”
Pressed for his thoughts on whether Boehner was forced out or who might succeed him, Trump was noncommittal.
“What do you think? You tell me,” Trump said to the Times reporter.
Trump told Martin he doesn’t have a “preference” for who should become the next speaker.