Chris Matthews may have a thrill coming out of his wherever for Donald Trump.

The liberal MSNBC host said on his show Monday that he understands the billionaire businessman's popularity with Republican voters, and compared Trump favorably to Sen. Ted Cruz, who he said was an enigma.

" I think we're looking at asymmetric warfare here," Matthews said. "We're looking at Donald Trump who has this sort of nationwide appeal among people who are ticked off at the way things are. We all get why he's popular. I do, I think. And then you have Cruz who just mystifies me. What's the Cruz appeal?"

Matthews went on to say that Cruz is " not a particularly charming fellow" and that he "has nothing in terms of personality that would appeal to anybody."

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