They've come a long way from the golf course: House Speaker John Boehner said his relationship with President Barack Obama has grown "frosty" in recent weeks as the economy continues to struggle and Americans remain out of work.
Still, the Ohio Republican said his relationship with the president remains "pretty good" on the whole.
“Well, the president and I have a pretty good relationship,” Boehner said in an interview on ABC's "This Week" that aired Sunday. "You know, I – it's been a little frosty here the last – the last few weeks. But we've got a pretty good relationship.”
"That doesn't mean that we always agree," Boehner added. "But the American people expect, even though we have very different ideas, the American people want us to look for common ground and then act on it."
Obama took a direct shot at Boehner last week when mocked lawmakers for passing a resolution reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the U.S. motto, among other debates.
"In the House of Representatives, what have you guys been debating? John, you’ve been debating a commemorative coin for baseball,” Obama said. “You had legislation reaffirming that ‘In God We Trust’ is our motto.”
During his interview with ABC, Boehner called himself the "most straight up, transparent person in this town" and said he remained optimistic about Republicans and Democrats working together.
"We've taken some steps in the right direction here over the last couple of months. We've got a lot more steps to take together."
Watch the full interview below, via ABC. Boehner's comments about Obama begin at the 12:00 mark.