House Speaker John Boehner, in an interview with Fox News, accused President Obama of employing the politics of “envy and division” in his bid for a second White House term.

The speaker had unusually harsh words for the incumbent president as he described the stakes in the 2012 election. He said Americans “can’t live” with Obama for another four years and that “his policies will turn America in a direction that we may never recover from” — as he touted Mitt Romney’s chances going into November.

Though polls generally show the presumptive GOP nominee trailing a bit behind Obama in a general election match-up, Boehner said Romney is “doing fine” considering the “bruising primary” he’s been through. He accused Obama’s team of trying to distract from the issues that could harm them, like the economy.

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