Rubio on Trump: ‘It’s Fun to Watch Him Blow Up’
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is jumping on the Donald Trump bashing bandwagon. Rubio is excited to see Trump’s campaign “blow up.”
“From time to time we’ll respond, because it’s fun to watch him blow up even more,” Rubio said on Thursday of Trump’s barbs, according to NBC Boston.
“He’s a guy that’s sensitive to criticism,” he added. “So he reacts these ways, and it is what it is. This is how he gets attention.”
Rubio silenced critics who were suggesting that he was fighting with fellow Republican candidate Jeb Bush.
“This is not about running against Jeb or any of the other people running,” he said.
Rubio wouldn’t provide a concrete answer on his willingness to include Bush in his cabinet.
“Well, I don’t know if he wants that, [so] it’s premature to talk about that,” he said.
“He’s easily a guy who’s very qualified and could do a number of jobs,” Rubio added of his one-time political mentor in Florida.
The Hill reports:
Rubio, 44, also rejected parallels to President Obama. Critics say that Rubio, like Obama, would be an untested commander in chief with only one term in the Senate.
“Barack Obama hasn’t failed because he was in the Senate for two years, he’s failed because his ideas don’t work,” Rubio said. “He has seven years of executive experience now, and he’s still making bad decisions.”
Rubio is fourth nationally in the GOP field with 9.9 percent support according to the RealClearPolitics average of polls. Trump is the front-runner, averaging 23.2 percent support.
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