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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," Cruz told The Brody File on Wednesday.
Cruz also called Trump out for saying earlier this month that he loved the "poorly educated" while touting his appeal among a wide variety of voters.
The Texas senator said he understands people vote for Trump because they are angry with the "corruption of Washington."
"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,” he said.
When voters are more informed, Cruz continued, they learn about Trump's record and conclude that Cruz is the only candidate in a position to "stand up to Washington."
"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," he said.