HOLLYWOOD, LOS ANGELES (KABC) --Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Wednesday night.
Cruz spoke exclusively with Eyewitness News discussing Donald Trump's controversial comments and how he plans to win California this June.
In an interview with MSNBC, Donald Trump said abortion should be outlawed and when it is, there should be penalties for women.
But Trump quickly backtracked and said in a statement that it should be doctors that are held responsible.
"If Congress were to pass legislation making abortion illegal and the federal courts upheld this legislation, or any state were permitted to ban abortion under state and federal law, the doctor or any other person performing this illegal act upon a woman would be held legally responsible, not the woman. The woman is a victim in this case as is the life in her womb," Trump said.
Cruz responded to the comments and said Trump hasn't thought seriously enough about the problems facing the country.
"Donald's comments today are the latest demonstration that he hasn't thought seriously about the problems facing this country and he's willing to say anything to try to get elected," Cruz told ABC7's Elex Michaelson.
During his appearance with Jimmy Kimmel, Cruz didn't hold back his feelings about Trump.
"If I was in my car getting ready to reverse and saw Donald in the back-up camera, I'm not confident which pedal I would push," Cruz joked.
Cruz's appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" follows fellow presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, who appeared on Kimmel earlier in March, and Trump who appeared on the show in December.
During his appearance, Cruz showed a lighter side, joking about his high school dream to be a big-time Hollywood actor.
"When I was in high school, I did a lot of shows and thought about dropping out of school and heading to California to try to be an actor," Cruz said. "Everything was great except I didn't have good looks and I didn't have talent."
The senator spent Wednesday morning campaigning in Wisconsin, where a new poll shows him beating Trump by 10 points. On Thursday, Cruz will be fundraising in Orange County, ahead of California's June 7 primary.
"California, I think, this year is going to be pivotal. It could be decisive in the Republican primary, and we're going to campaign hard here in the state of California. My message is focused on three key issues: jobs, freedom and security," he said.