Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says former House Speaker John Boehner ''allowed his inner Trump to come out'' when Boehner recently called Cruz ''Lucifer in the flesh.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz fired back at comments made by former Speaker of the House, John Boehner after he announced Carly Fiorina as his running mate. On Wednesday (April 27), Boehner called the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh" and a "miserable S.O.B." "He allowed his inner Trump to come out," said Cruz before a rally in Indiana, Thursday (April 28). "I've never worked with John Boehner," said Cruz. "Truth of the matter is I don't know the man. I've met John Boehner two or three times in my life..." Cruz, in a last-ditch bid to slow front-runner Donald Trump's momentum, named former business executive Carly Fiorina as his vice presidential running mate should he win the nomination. After crushing losses to Trump in five nominating contests in the Northeast on Tuesday, Cruz praised Fiorina, a former presidential rival, as a principled fighter for conservative values who would be a valuable ally on the campaign trail. The Midwestern state is the next battleground for selecting the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates for the Nov. 8 presidential election and is shaping up to be Cruz's best - and perhaps last - chance to block Trump's march to the nomination. Cruz acknowledged it was unusual to choose a running mate so early in the race. Traditionally, the winners of the Republican and Democratic nominating races announce their running mates in the period between clinching the nomination and summer's national conventions.