Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says rival Donald Trump ''yells, he screams, he curses or he insults'' and says, ''I've never worked with John Boehner'' in response to insults thrown at him from both men. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz says rival Donald Trump "yells, he screams, he curses or he insults. I suppose you could start a drinking game on which one of the four Donald is going to respond to any given stimulus that might occur." Before a campaign rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Cruz responded to insults directed at him from both Trump and former House Speaker John Boehner. A reporter asked Cruz to respond to Boehner comments, accusing Cruz of being "Lucifer in the flesh." "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 on Wednesday (April 27) as his vice presidential running mate should he win the nomination. On Thursday, Cruz said he and Fiorina are opposite to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton who are "flip sides of the same coin." 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.