Ted Cruz calls out Trump's "low information voters" : They don't realize "he is what they are angry at"

Cruz charges that the Republican frontrunner is "taking advantage of his voters"

By Sophia Tesfaye
March 11, 2016 1:05AM (UTC)
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Donald Trump, Ted Cruz (AP/Charlie Neibergall/Jeff Malet, maletphoto.com/Photo montage by Salon)

Ted Cruz, apparently unconcerned about salvaging his one-time bromance with Donald Trump, even for the sake of winning over his supporters, is pushing hard against the Republican frontrunner and the base of support that propelled him to the top of pack.

"He does well with a certain demographic of voter," Cruz told Christian Broadcast Network's David Brody in a new interview, explaining the Trump phenomenon. "Donald gave a press conference where he said, to quote him, ‘I love the poorly educated,'" Cruz noted.

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“Donald does well with voters who have relatively low information, who are not that engaged and who are angry and they see him as an angry voice. Where we are beating him is when voters’ get more engaged and they get more informed," Cruz told Brody. "Listen, part of it is I think Donald is taking advantage of his voters because I understand what they’re angry about"

Cruz said that more informed Republicans are voting for him. "When voters’ get more engaged and they get more informed. When they inform themselves, they realize his record. He’s what they’re angry at. He is the corruption, and if you want someone to stand up to Washington, the only one who has been doing so in this race is me”:


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Sophia Tesfaye is Salon's senior editor for news and politics, and resides in Washington, D.C. You can find her on Twitter at @SophiaTesfaye.

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