Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson does not view Donald Trump or Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas as his biggest threats for the GOP nomination, but uneducated voters (video below).
"I see the threat being the fact that people sometimes are not well educated," Carson told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Jan. 27 on “Wolf.”
Carson said “man-on-the-street” style interviews show that people do not “have a clue” about basic issues.
"They don't have a clue what you're talking about, and yet these are people who vote," Carson said.
Carson hopes people will educate themselves before choosing who they vote for in the election.
"I implore people to really inform yourself about who the candidates are, inform yourself of what their positions are," he said.
During the interview, Carson also offered up his reaction to Trump declining to attend the Jan. 28 Fox News GOP debate, CNN reports.
"I'm not sure that it matters that much, because it's not really about me or Donald Trump or Ted Cruz or any of the candidates, it's about the American people and our ability to talk to them about the critical issues," Carson said. "Unless we address the real issues and get away from all this peripheral show business, we're not going to make it."
Cruz had a different reaction. He started selling “Make Trump Debate Again” hats on his campaign’s website, which is likely a play on Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America Great Again.”
The hats are available for $25 but will not begin shipping until after Feb. 10, which follows the New Hampshire primary and an ABC News/WMUR/IJReview sponsored GOP debate that Trump is likely to attend.