Rubio vs. Trump, Round 3: Rubio Mocks Trump Repeating Himself on ObamaCare
BASH: "Just to be specific here, what you're saying is getting rid of the barriers between states, that is going to solve the problem of pre-existing --"
TRUMP: "That's going to solve a lot of the problems. And the insurance companies aren't going to say that, they want to keep it. They'll say whatever they have to say to keep it the way it is. I know the insurance companies. They're friends of mine. The top guys, they're friends of mine. I shouldn't tell you guys, it's terrible, you'll say I have a conflict of interest. They're friends of mine. Some of them are in the audience. One of them was waving to me, he was laughing and smiling. He's not laughing so much anymore. Hi. But you know what? The insurance companies are making an absolute fortune. Yes, they will keep pre-existing conditions and that would be a great thing. Get rid of Obamacare, we'll come up with new plans, but we should keep pre-existing conditions."
RUBIO: "And I mentioned in his response, so if I may about the insurance companies, you may not be aware of this, Donald, because you don't follow this stuff very closely, but here's what happened. When they passed Obamacare, they put a bailout fund in Obamacare. All of these lobbyists they keep talking about, they put a bailout fund in the law that would allow taxpayer money to be used to bail out companies when they lost money. And we led the effort and wiped out that bailout fund. The insurance companies aren't in favor of me. They hate that. They're suing to get that bailout money to be put back in. This is an important thing. What is your plan, I understand the lines around the state, whatever that means. This is not a game where you draw maps --"
TRUMP: "You don't know what it means. That is the problem."
RUBIO: "What is your plan?"
TRUMP: "The biggest problem, he doesn't know. The biggest problem he's got is he don't know."
RUBIO: "What's his plan?"
TRUMP: "I watched him melt down two weeks ago with Chris Christie, I've got to tell you, the biggest problem he's got is he really don't know about the lines. The biggest thing we've got and the reason we have no competition is because we have lines around the state and you have --"
RUBIO: "You already mentioned that as part of my plan. I know what that is. What else is part of your plan? The only thing is to get rid of the lines around the states? What else is part of your health care?"
TRUMP: "What the lines around the state means -- and you were almost done. Excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me."
RUBIO: "What's your plan?"
TRUMP: "Brings in competition. When you get rid of the lines, it brings in competition. So instead of having one insurance company taking care of New York or Texas, you'll have many. They'll compete. And it will be a beautiful thing."
RUBIO: "Right and what -- so that's the only part of the plan? Just the lines. The interstate competition?"
TRUMP: "The nice part about -- you have many different plans. You'll have competition. You'll have so many different plans."
RUBIO: "Now he's repeating himself."
TRUMP: "No, I'm not -- no, no, no, no."
RUBIO: "Mr. Trump?"
TRUMP: "No, no, no. I don't repeat myself. I don't repeat myself."
RUBIO: "You don't repeat yourself?"
TRUMP: "Here's the guy who repeats himself. I don't --"
RUBIO: "You repeat yourself every day."
TRUMP: "Talking about repeating. I watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago --"
RUBIO: "I saw you repeat yourself five times four seconds ago."
TRUMP: "I watched him. I watched him melt down on the stage like I've never seen anybody --"
RUBIO: "Let's stay --"
TRUMP: "-- Swimming pool."
RUBIO: "I said --"
TRUMP: "Let's talk about your plan."
RUBIO: "He says five things, everyone's dumb, he's going to make America great again. Win, win, win. He's winning in the polls. And the lines around the states. Every night. Same thing."
BASH: "Senator Rubio."
TRUMP: "I tell the truth. I tell the truth."
BASH: "You will have time to respond, if you can just let Mr. Trump respond. If you can talk a little bit more about your plan."
TRUMP: "We're going to have many different plans --"
RUBIO: "He's done it again!"
TRUMP: "There's going to be competition. There is going to be competition among all of the states and the insurance companies. They're going to have many, many different plans"
BASH: "Is there anything else that--"