CBS’ Major Garrett: ‘Marco Rubio Has Discovered His Inner Donald Trump’

‘Marco Rubio got more personal in his attacks against Donald Trump’

RUSH TRANSCRIPT:

GLOR: “The presidential candidates making one last big push to Super Tuesday today. A new national poll this morning shows Donald Trump is supported by 49 percent of voters leading the republicans. Marco leads Ted Cruz in second place. Major Garrett, good morning to you.”
GARRETT: “For better or worse, Marco Rubio has discovered his inner Donald Trump. Hurling personal insults. It is a successful model. For trump one potential downside procures another important conversation about trump, tolerance and the future of the republican party.”
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RUBIO: “He doesn’t sweat because his pores are clogged from the spray tan that he uses.”
GARRETT (voice-over): “Last night at a rally in Virginia, Marco Rubio got a lot more personal in his attacks against Donald Trump.”
RUBIO: “He is always calling me little Marco. I admit he is taller than me. He is 6’2” which is why I don’t understand why his hands are the size of someone who is 5’2”. He has small hands. You know what they say about men with small hands? You can’t trust them.”
GARRETT (voice-over): “Trump referred to Marco Rubio.”
TRUMP: “There is something wrong with Marco. There is something with him. He is sweating.”
GARRETT (voice-over): “In the past, trump has retweeted support of messages from white supremacists and even retweeted a quote over the weekend from World War II dictator Mussolini. He hesitated when asked about David Duke’s endorsement of the Ku Klux Klan.” 
TRUMP: “I know nothing about David Duke or white supremacist. I don’t know what group you’re talking about. You wouldn’t want me to condemn a group I know nothing about.”
GARRETT (voice-over): “Trump knew enough about Duke to say this Friday in Ft. Worth.”
TRUMP: “I didn’t know he endorsed me. David duke endorsed me? OK. I disavow, OK?”
GARRETT (voice-over): “Marco Rubio called Trump dangerous to the GOP.”
RUBIO: “How are we going to grow our party with a nominee who refuses to condemn the Ku Klux Klan?”
KASICH: “Donald Trump refused to disassociate himself and condemn white supremacist. Every day, it’s another thing.”
GARRETT (voice-over): “Ted Cruz took to twitter. We should all agree racism is wrong and KKK is abhorrent.”
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GARRETT: “Trump picked up the endorsement of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions and that only be interrupted as a blow to Cruz. Cruz invoked Sessions name in the fight against Rubio and comprehensive immigration reform.”

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