The latest U.S. election 2016 news revealed that John Boehner, a former Speaker of the House, has shared his thoughts on Ted Cruz. His descriptions were less than flattering.
The Stanford Daily reported that Boehner and David M. Kennedy, faculty director and history professor emeritus, joined the talk hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG) and the Stanford Speakers Bureau on Wednesday. The event was held at CEMEX Auditorium.
"You can call me boner, beaner, jackass, happy to answer to almost anything," he said. John Boehner was also asked about his opinions on Ted Cruz.
"Lucifer in the flesh," the former Speaker admitted, after making a face. "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 b---h in my life."
Boehner went on to describe other Republican candidates as his friends. He also revealed that he and Donald Trump were "texting buddies" and that he has played golf with the real estate mogul.
He was a bit ambiguous on his friendship with Ohio Governor John Kasich. "[Kasich] requires more effort on my behalf than all my other friends," he said, "but he's still my friend, and I love him."
The former Speaker of the House has accepted Donald Trump as the party's nominee. He did share his surprise at the candidate's success.
Although he did not shower Trump's policies with praise, Boehner did confirm that he will vote for his texting buddy once the real estate mogul becomes the Republican nominee. He also explicitly stated that he will not vote for Ted Cruz, though.
"If I were running for president, I'd be running on things that unite Republicans," he added. "These other issues are just going to keep coming up, and the Democrats know where our soft spots are."
According to BBC, Cruz took to Twitter to post his reaction over Boehner's remarks. "Tell me again who will stand up to Washington?" he tweeted. "Trump, who's Boehner's "texting and golfing buddy," or Carly & me?"