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Marco Rubio Still Backing Donald Trump, But Can’t Answer Simple Question

Despite endorsing Donald Trump, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.) won’t say if Trump will keep America safe, or if the GOP candidate is a good role model for kids.

While speaking with reporters in Naples, Florida, Rubio was asked if he believes Trump will “keep the country safe.” Rubio deflected the question, saying “the military is what keeps us safe and we have to rebuild our military.”

A reporter then asked whether he thinks his children can look up to the GOP nominee, Rubio, who is running for re-election, refused a direct answer and instead turned the question to his own race.

“Most Americans, people look at this and say, ‘These are not ideal choices.’” he said. “That’s why one of the reasons I ran for Senate, because I know that no matter who wins, we’re going to have to have a strong Senate.”

During the GOP primary, Rubio was a fierce Trump critic. He even suggested that the bombastic presidential nominee could be trusted with the country’s nuclear codes. He also called Trump a “con man” and a “lunatic.” Trump, meanwhile, called him “Little Marco” throughout the primary and branded him a “lightweight” and a “choker.”

Many of Rubio’s Senate colleagues abandoned Trump after a 2005 tape revealed the nominee’s vulgar comments about sexually assaulting women. Despite all of this, Rubio reaffirmed his endorsement.

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