The Republican party has disconnected itself from its grassroots movement and is becoming "fraudulent," three-time presidential candidate Alan Keyes said.
Keyes appeared on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show" Monday and said the American people are fed up — hence the level of interest in Donald Trump.
"I think the reports and all of other things that are going on are really meant to encourage people who take seriously the view that what is happening in the Republican Party involves some serious effort to reflect the feelings of grassroots people and I think that that's actually … kind of fraudulent, because the party is actually in no way connected any longer with its grassroots and hasn't been for some years, as you can see from the record of people in Congress," said Keyes, a Republican who unsuccessfully ran for president in 1996, 2000, and 2008.
"But also I think from the disaffection. What Donald Trump is exploiting is the fact that a lot of people have grown angry and frustrated with a party that takes their votes and refuses to follow its own platform when it comes to legislation.