WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says President Barack Obama is making the most powerful office in the world look "smaller."
The Ohio Republican said Thursday Obama is "wasting time on a fake fight" with lawmakers over student loans while ignoring major issues like jobs and the economy.
He says Obama's trips this week - to three big universities in swing states - are campaign stops and that the Obama campaign should reimburse taxpayers for the trips.
Boehner says trying to make efforts to prevent an increase in student loan interest rates a campaign issue is "pathetic" and that "the emperor has no clothes."
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