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Marco Rubio: The Latest #NeverTrump’er To Jump On The Trump Bandwagon

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Marco Rubio: The Latest #NeverTrump’er To Jump On The Trump Bandwagon

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Republican U.S. presidential candidate Marco Rubio announces the suspension of his presidential campaign during a rally in Miami, Florida March 15, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Six weeks after losing every county but one in his home state to a man he called “a serious threat to the future of our party, and our country,” Marco Rubio has signaled he will support presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s bid for the presidency.

In an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” that will air this Sunday, “Little Marco,” as Trump so lovingly baptized him when they were rivals, told Jake Tapper that he will not only attend the Republican convention where Trump will be crowned as the nominee, but that he is also willing to speak on Trump’s behalf if asked.

The endorsement is, of course, a little awkward, given Rubio’s many public fights with Trump, including one over who had bigger hands. When he dropped out, Rubio warned voters that America was in the middle of a “real political storm, a real tsunami.”

Rubio’s excuse for completely selling out his #NeverTrump credentials was the same as everyone else in the GOP who turned their backs on conservatism and their own stated morals: He doesn’t want Hillary to win.

“I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president. If there’s something I can do to help that from happening, and its helpful to the cause, I’d most certainly be honored to be considered for that,” Marco told Tapper, before mentioning that his political aspirations were far from dead, and that it was safe to assume he would run for office again in the future.

Trump, for his part, wasted no time in welcoming the support of his former enemy and took to his favorite online platform to encourage him to run for re-election in the Senate.

“Important to keep the MAJORITY. Run Marco!” Trump tweeted. That’s another awkward change of heart, since Marco’s terrible attendance record in the Senate was one of Trump’s most useful attacks against him during the primaries.

After yesterday’s shame- and backbone-less love fest, it’s difficult to remember the bright future Rubio once seemed to have. We used to think Marco was the future of the Republican Party, after all — who better than a handsome Cuban American from Miami with a rags to riches story he won’t let you forget?

But Marco chose to stick by his party — and his own political future — even as it turns increasingly discriminatory towards minorities like him. He stood against immigration laws his parents once benefited from, he stood against protecting his home city of Miami against the existential threat of climate change, and he is now standing by the most dangerous American political figure in decades.

Photo: Republican U.S. presidential candidate Marco Rubio announces the suspension of his presidential campaign during a rally in Miami, Florida March 15, 2016.    REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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12 Comments

  1. Lynda Groom May 27, 2016

    The young man is still wondering what the voters saw when they looked at him as a candidate and passed. It was character, or actually in his case a lack thereof. Blowing with the breeze like a wind sock shows his commitment and his drifting moral compass.

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    1. Independent1 May 27, 2016

      Having bad character doesn’t seem to bother GOP politicians, or unfortunately, those seemingly mindless Republicans who will vote them into office. That’s sorta clear given just how low and depraved most of them will prostrate themselves in an attempt to promote a totally failed ideology; and yet, Republicans will vote them into political office.

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      2. Sand_Cat May 28, 2016

        Bother them, you say? Having bad character is a REQUIREMENT to get ahead in today’s GOP.

        1. Independent1 May 28, 2016

          I does seem that way, doesn’t it? The crazier the comments are that come out of the mouths of GOP politicians today, the more the Republican base seems to get itself worked up and rally around the ones that are the craziest (like Trump).

  2. charleo1 May 27, 2016

    Et tu Marco? Say it ain’t so…

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    1. Daniel Jones May 27, 2016

      Of course it’s so.
      Alan West became a goddam joke when he saw his party go full-on racist, and it’s Rubio’s turn in the barrel.

  3. bobnstuff May 28, 2016

    There is no honor among thieves. Trump will use Marco if he can and Marco will sell out to prove to his bosses that he’s a good little boy. These are the people who want to run our country. Maybe Trump will let him ride his big shinny airplane if he’s a good boy.

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  4. Grannysmovin May 28, 2016

    Don’t Republicans keep saying they are the “principled” party, I guess their foundation developed a huge crack and exposed them as the party lacking independent thought, just minions following the pack.

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  5. CrankyToo May 28, 2016

    Little Marco’s got the intestinal fortitude of a canoli. Who knew?

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  6. Beethoven May 28, 2016

    What does it say about these people when they say they would rather have as president of the country a person they, themselves, have called incompetent, unqualified, a fraud, and a danger to the country, than to have as president a woman who has served with distinction as a U.S. senator and as secretary of state?

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  7. 1standlastword May 28, 2016

    Hey Marco, his hands might be smaller than yours but we can see his male member fits nicely in either one of the two of your orifices he might choose to use!

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