Speed Reads

2016 Nevada GOP caucus

Donald Trump in Nevada victory speech: 'I love the poorly educated'

Donald Trump thanked everyone who voted for him — from the "evangelicals" to "the poorly educated" — during his victory speech Tuesday night after the Nevada caucuses.

Trump dominated the competition, and at the time of his speech, led Marco Rubio by 20 points and Ted Cruz by 25. He indirectly taunted his rivals, boasting that his numbers are high in places like Texas (home to Cruz), Florida (Rubio's home turf), and Ohio (where John Kasich is governor). "It's going to be an amazing two months," he said. "We might not even need the two months, folks, to be honest."

Trump told the cheering crowd that "nobody loves" the Second Amendment as much as his family, and he praised the people who voted for him. "We won the evangelicals," he said. "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." He boasted of being "number one with Hispanics," garnering 46 percent of the vote. "I'm really happy about that," he said. Trump then repeated his promise to build a wall between the United States and Mexico, paid for by the Mexican government. Catherine Garcia