GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz tells The Brody File that the reason Donald Trump is performing well in the GOP race for president is because his voters are uninformed and not engaged in the process.
"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," he said.
Hunch: I’m thinking Trump and his "Silent Majority" may push back on this just a bit don't you think? Lots to unpack here but for now, here's the clip.
Our interview was done Wednesday afternoon in Miami.
Ted Cruz: Donald has done well in the southeastern states. He has had a good base of support. We’ve done well as well, we've been typically second in each of those states, and we've racked up delegates. Now Donald has a harder problem in the west, it's interesting, his location he does well in the southeast. He does well with a certain demographic of voter.
Donald gave a press conference where he said, to quote him, 'I love the poorly educated.' Listen, part of it is I think Donald is taking advantage of his voters because I understand what they're angry about, but Donald if you're angry at the corruption of Washington, you don't solve it by supporting someone who has been enmeshed in the Washington corruption for 40 years.
Ted Cruz: Listen, 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.
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.