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Boehner says he ‘absolutely’ trusts Obama

WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner says he ‘‘absolutely’’ trusts President Barack Obama — not that they don’t have their differences.

Boehner told ABC’s ‘‘This Week’’ that the two have a good relationship and that they’re ‘‘open with each other ... honest with each other.’’ But the Ohio lawmaker says they’re trying to bridge some big differences.

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One issue they agree on: The US doesn’t have an immediate crisis in terms of debt.

Some conservatives criticized Obama when he said last week that the country doesn’t have an immediate debt crisis.

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Boehner says a debt crisis does loom in the years ahead because entitlement programs are not sustainable if they aren’t changed.

He says balancing the budget will help the economy.

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