President Donald Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio have struggled to get along ever since they ran for president against each other.
However, Rubio recently said something very telling about Trump when he discussed what it was like to work with him.
Speaking with Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo, Rubio said his past rivalry with Trump was water under the bridge, adding that “Trump’s success is America’s success.”
“Why the change from your standpoint?” Bartiromo asked Rubio. “Has President Trump done something beyond this that has changed your relationship with him?”
“I just think this whole relationship thing is overblown,” he said. “It’s like asking two boxers, ‘Are you mad that he punched you in the face in the ring and is he mad that you punched him back?’
“When you’re competitors you go at each other. When the race is over, the race is over,” he said.
Conservative Tribune reports:
For some time, it was unclear if Rubio would actually support Trump if he won the Republican nomination, but eventually he came around and agreed to support Trump over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, even as Trump supported Rubio in his successful run for re-election to the Senate in November.
Since Trump’s victory, Rubio has shown that he is willing to work with the administration to put the country’s needs over his own personal ambition.
“We ran against each other. He won the Republican nomination,” Rubio explained. “You don’t have to agree with the president of your party on every single issue to want him to succeed.”
Not long after, Rubio provided the best line of the interview.
“President Trump’s success is America’s success. It’s not his individual success. Of course I want the president to be successful,” Rubio concluded.
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