Former House Speaker John Boehner Said Ted Cruz Is 'Lucifer in the Flesh'

"I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life," Boehner told a group at Stanford.

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Apr 28 2016, 2:23pm

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Ted Cruz may not have been the Zodiac killer, but it's no secret that he has a bad reputation for being a nasty guy who is an absolute nightmare to work with. Numerous work colleagues, as well as his college classmates, have talked about how the guy's an awful, terrible jerk.

Now, former Speaker of the House John Boehner has added to the long list of negative descriptors attached to Cruz, telling a group at Stanford University Wednesday that the Texas senator was "Lucifer in the flesh," according the Stanford Daily campus publication.

"I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone," Boehner began, "but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life."

The two politicians had a long tumultuous relationship. In the past, Boehner has called Cruz a "false prophet" and a "jackass." Cruz returned fire by calling Boehner a sell out for cutting deals with Nancy Pelosi. When Boehner resigned, Cruz did little to conceal the joy it brought him.

The former house speaker has far better opinions of the two other Republican presidential hopefuls, saying he and billionaire businessman Donald Trump are "texting buddies" who have golfed together for years, and that he "loves" Kasich.

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