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Cruz Suggests He Understands Outsider Appeal on 'Jimmy Kimmel'

Cruz said voters "are ticked off at Washington"

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    Ted Cruz appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," March 30, 2016.

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz suggested he understands the appeal of outsiders like Donald Trump in this year's convulsive presidential campaign, even though he believes he's more qualified to take the Oval Office.

    Appearing on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Cruz said voters "are ticked off at Washington." The Texas senator also said Americans are both wary and weary of politicians making promises they don't keep, saying "they go to Washington and do the exact opposite of what they said they would do."

    Cruz said that "when you stand up to Washington, they don't like it."

    He sidestepped a question on whether he dislikes Trump more than President Barack Obama.

    Cruz said that "I dislike Obama's policies more," calling Trump "a unique individual."

    Cruz added, "Compared to Donald, I am the quiet, shy, soft-spoken one."