Trump: Rubio Is a ‘Lightweight,’ He ‘Desperately Needs Money’
REPORTER: "Mr. Trump, this morning Senator Rubio described your campaign as a freak show. Do you take a lot --"
TRUMP: "Look, look. Senator Rubio is a lightweight. We understand that. He wouldn't be able to do this. He wouldn't know a trade deal from any ordeal. And what certain people are trying to do is they're trying to take -- we just went up in the last poll. We went up two points in the last poll. We continue to go up. In the NBC poll I think we went from 26 to 29. We're going up very strongly in the polls. They don't know what to do about it. I built a great company. You'll see that in "60 minutes" last night. I built a great company, a phenomenal company, with very little debt, tremendous cash flow. I'm funding my own campaign.
Guys like Rubio he desperately needs money. Ask the car dealer in Florida, ask the people that support him. And a guy like Rubio, and others, I don't want to single him out, you're singling him out, but they're largely controlled by their donors, the special interests and, frankly, more than anybody else, the lobbyists. I've turned down millions and millions of dollars. From lobbyists and special interests because it's not the right thing. It's just not right. And that seems to be resonating very strongly."