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Boehner: Ted Cruz Is ‘Lucifer in the Flesh’

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner called Ted Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" during a Wednesday evening talk at Stanford University. In between a series of jokes and seemingly serious opinions on the 2016 election, he said: "You can call me boner, beaner, jackass, happy to answer to almost anything." Of Cruz, he noted: "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." By contrast, Boehner described his friendship with Donald Trump as close, adding that they're "texting buddies." He spoke favorably of John Kasich, too, calling him a friend: "I love him." Boehner said he'd vote for Trump in a general election, but that he wouldn't consider voting for Cruz.