There’s been no shortage of animosity between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner over the past five years. But the relationship between the two men appeared to thaw somewhat during the State of the Union address on Tuesday.
The highlight came after Obama singled out Boehner for rising from his humble roots to lead Congress:
“They believe, and I believe, that here in America, our success should depend not on accident of birth, but the strength of our work ethic and the scope of our dreams,” Obama said. “That’s what drew our forebears here. It’s how the daughter of a factory worker is CEO of America’s largest automaker; how the son of a barkeeper is speaker of the House; how the son of a single mom can be president of the greatest nation on Earth.”
After Obama’s comment, Boehner stood to applaud. Clearly touched by the gesture, he smiled warmly in the president’s direction before offering a salute to the audience.
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