Appearing on Sunday's edition of ABC's "This Week," Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) told host Martha Raddatz that he "absolutely" trusts Obama while appearing to downplay the national debt, Breitbart.com reported. The statement angered a number of conservatives, and Twitchy said many on Twitter were "flabbergasted" by Boehner's comments.
"Absolutely," Boehner said in response.
"Absolutely?" Raddatz asked.
"Absolutely. There's no issue there. We have a very, very-- good relationship," he said.
"President Obama says these meetings are intended to find members of the common-sense caucus who he can make a deal with. Seems to be an effort to go around the leadership. So, are you not a member of the common-sense caucus?" she asked, framing Republicans as out-of-touch radicals.
“I’m part of the common-sense caucus. We appreciate the outreach. We appreciate the engagement from the president. But it’s gonna take more than this if we’re serious about solving our problems,” Boehner said, falling for the trap set by Raddatz.
Boehner went on to agree with Obama about the debt.
After Raddatz played video of Obama saying there is no immediate debt crisis, Boehner readily agreed.
"We do not have an immediate debt crisis," he said. "But we all know that we have one looming. And we have-- one looming-- because we have entitlement programs that are not sustainable in their current form," he added.
Conservatives were not happy with Boehner's comments.
“This undercuts the fight House conservatives have waged since 2010. Our efforts to prevent a debt crisis we will certainly face should never be minimized,” one House GOP aide told Breitbart.
Twitchy said that conservatives on Twitter were quick to respond.
"This means that the American people can trust Boehner to do PRECISELY the wrong thing every time," another person said.
"There [are] NO words for how MAD this makes me," tweeted "Debra."
Twitchy said Boehner's comment sparked a new hashtag.
A commenter at Breitbart said that Boeher is "being played for a fool" and is despised by conservatives after his performance at ABC, while a reader at the Washington Times said his comments prove he needs to be removed as Speaker of the House.
Video of Boehner's comments can be seen here.