Rubio: We Feel Good the Anti-Trump Vote Will Coalesce Around Us
TODD: "All right. I’m joined now by the man who came in second last night, senator Marco Rubio of Florida. Senator Rubio, welcome back to “Meet the press,” sir."
RUBIO: "Thank you. Thanks for having me on."
TODD: "You got it. Okay. Sorry about that. Let me start with how you feel about this win — this second place finish last night. You had every major endorsement that you could have had and yet you still finished a distant second in South Carolina. How do you look at this as a positive and not a negative?"
RUBIO: "Because 65 percent of the people voted yesterday and about 70 percent of Republicans around the country have said we want someone other than Donald Trump to be our nominee. The problem is that vote was still divided even last night among five other people or four other people. I think now the race is narrowing even more. And as it narrows and continues to narrow, we’re going to continue to gain. So it was a very unusual year. You usually don’t have five campaigns operating full-time in a state this late into the process. Three states in. But I feel great that now that the choices have become less and less, more and more that new voter alternative to Donald Trump vote is going to coalesce around us and we have to make the work to make that happen, but we feel good about that."