He kinda endorsed him
He kinda backed off of it.
He’s definitely seeing all the dreadful possibilities, now.
That’s Florida Senator Marco Rubio, and he’s not taking back anything he said about the GOP’s presumptive nominee, Donald Trump, during the primary race.
From the Weekly Standard:
One month after announcing his support for Donald Trump, Marco Rubio still believes that the presumptive GOP nominee is unfit to be commander-in-chief. “I stand by everything I said during the campaign,” the Florida senator told THE WEEKLY STANDARD on Thursday when asked if he still believes Trump cannot be trusted with access to the country’s nuclear weapons codes.
During the campaign, Rubio said that Trump was “dangerous” and that we must not hand “the nuclear codes of the United States to an erratic individual.”
Rubio isn’t the only high-ranking Republican to have supported Trump under duress. House Speaker Paul Ryan has said that Trump is a long way off from having the kind of campaign they need.
It’s an increasingly uncomfortable position to be in for men like Ryan, Rubio, Cruz, and others. No doubt, they fully realize how horrible the next 5 months will be, but beyond that, they’re feeling the same horrifying sense of being a rabbit caught in a bear trap that the rest of us feel.
Asked if his support for Trump is now unconditional or if it’s possible Trump could do something to lose Rubio’s vote, Rubio declined to discuss the matter. “I don’t have anything new to add from what I’ve already said. I’ve talked about it all week long,” he said.
Rubio also declined to discuss the specific reasons why Hillary Clinton is such a threat that he decided to back Trump despite believing the Republican nominee is temperamentally unfit to have access to America’s nuclear weapons arsenal. “I just don’t have anything new to add to the campaign. When I’m here in the Capitol I’m trying to focus on my work,” Rubio said. “Now I’m focused on [things] like Zika. Write a story on Zika.”
Good call, Senator. Zika, typhoons, the harrowing story of the Donner party… anything to lighten the mood.