John Boehner appeared at Stanford University last night.

The appearance is making news.

It’s revealing not just because of Boehner’s vitriolic personal attack on Ted Cruz, but more important, the revelation that Boeher is friends with Donald Trump and they golf and text regularly.

So tell me again how the GOP establishment supports Cruz and how Trump will shake them up and burn them down.

The Stanford Daily reports, John Boehner talks election, time in office:

Much of the discussion – and laughs – focused on Boehner’s views on the current presidential candidates. Segueing into the topic, Kennedy asked Boehner to be frank given that the event was not being broadcasted, and the former Speaker responded in kind. When specifically asked his opinions on Ted Cruz, Boehner made a face, drawing laughter from the crowd.

“Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “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.”

Boehner described other Republican candidates as friends. In particular, the former speaker said he has played golf with Donald Trump for years and that they were “texting buddies.”

(added) Boehner also will vote for Trump if he is the nominee, but is #NeverCruz:

Boehner for the most part accepted Trump as the presumptive Republican nominee, though he did express his surprise at the candidate’s success. While he did not praise Trump’s policies, the Speaker did say he would vote for Trump in the general election if he becomes the Republican nominee. The former Speaker said he would not, however, vote for Cruz.

Oh my. You are being played people. Trump is the insider. He’s the guy most cozy with the GOP you hate. And the GOP you hate hates Cruz.

You are playing in Mr. Donald J. Trump’s political casino. You may think you are in control, but the House always wins. Mr. Donald J. Trump is the House.

Sorry if the truth hurts.

UPDATE: This may be one of the reasons Boehner hates Cruz so much (as does Mitch McConnell):

AND

Cruz seems to confirm that the source of tension was conflict over funding Obamacare: