Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to supporters after speaking at a caucus night watch party at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino on February 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The New York businessman won his third state victory in a row in the "first in the West" caucuses. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Photo: Ethan Miller
Photo: Ethan Miller

Donald Trump: 'I love the poorly educated'

The more Donald Trump speaks off the cuff and without any kind of filter in sight, the more many - many - GOP voters seem to love him.

Even when he insults them.

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Trump snagged the third presidential primary victory Tuesday night in Nevada, with a double digit lead over his next competitor, Marco Rubio. 

During his remarks to the crowd at Treasure Island Casino, Trump was going through a list of all the people who love him - Hispanics, the well educated - and said he really loves those without presumably a college degree.

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Only he didn't quite phrase it that way.

“We won the evangelicals. We won with young. We won with old. We won with highly educated. We won with poorly educated. I love the poorly educated. We’re the smartest people, we’re the most loyal people.”

Trump was trying to say he loves everybody and anybody who votes for him. It's unlikely this remark will have any tangible impact on his momentum, however. 

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