Rubio: Trump ‘the Most Vulgar Person’ to Ever Run for President

‘Donald Trump has been perhaps the most vulgar — no, I don’t think perhaps — the most vulgar person to ever aspire to the presidency’

CAMEROTA: “Senator Marco Rubio and Donald Trump sparring during last night’s Republican debate. Let’s talk about it all with presidential candidate, Senator Marco Rubio. Good morning, senator.” 
RUBIO: “Good morning, Alisyn.” 
CAMEROTA: “OK. So pundits have a lot of different descriptions about last night. Some are calling it rowdy, some raucous, some say it was at times raunchy. How do you describe what happened last night?”
RUBIO: “Well, I think it’s par for the course in this very unusual election. Look, I go into these debates and I hope every question is a policy question. It hasn’t been that way because Donald Trump has been perhaps the most vulgar — no, I don’t think perhaps, the most vulgar person to ever aspire to the presidency in terms of how he carried out his candidacy and it’s cut into a lot of these debates and some of the thing that are asked about. I mean — and that’s fine. I’m not complaining. It is what it is about what we get asked in these debates. But the majority of the questions had something to do with, he said or she said. I would love to have a policy debate and I think that’s important. We’re talking about the president of the United States here. And as you saw in that exchange, Donald Trump did not give a policy answer. He immediately retorted to attacking me personally. And I think it’s come a point now, voters deserve better than what they’re getting out of these debates and out of this campaign.”
CAMEROTA: “I mean, of course, you’ve taken a page from Donald Trump’s playbook. You’ve talked about his little hands. And last night that came up. He talked about his endowment. And I don’t mean to his alma mater. So let me play that moment for you.”
RUBIO: “Yes.”
CAMEROTA: “Hold on. Let me just play it.”
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TRUMP: “He’s really not that much of a lightweight. And as far as — and I have to say this, I have to say this, he hit my hands. Nobody has ever hit my hands. I’ve never heard of this one. Look at those hands. Are they small hands? And he referred to my hands. If they’re small, something else must be small. I guarantee you, there’s no problem. I guarantee you.”
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CAMEROTA: “Senator, what was going through your head at that moment?”
RUBIO: “Well, I mean nothing surprises us anymore. This man is — as I told you, I mean he’s — he’s injected a level of vulgarity into the political discourse that we’ve never seen. And as far as, you know, what I — I said something — first of all, I didn’t say what he’s saying and I said it one time. He’s personally attacked a disabled journalist. I mean everyone basically. There is no one who he has not personally attacked, sometimes in the most vulgar ways. But again, that’s not what I want my campaign to be about. It’s not what my campaign is about. I’m out there every day talking about the future of America, outlining real plans. And by the way, an optimistic vision of the future. My campaign is not doom and gloom. It is about how things can be better if we do a certain set of things. And that’s what I want the Republican Party to be out, the conservative movement to be about, and ultimately what our next president should be about. And I’m asking everyone to join our efforts at marcorubio.com so we can put a stop to this ridiculous and rally the party and offer a clear alternative for the American — to the American people.”

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