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Marco Rubio: Nominating Donald Trump Would Destroy The GOP

  • by: Alan Duke
  • (Fri, 26 Feb 2016 20:13:23 Z)

Marco Rubio vows to unmask Donald Trump "for the con man that he is" before he destroys the Republican Party.

Rubio also insisted that he will win his home state of Florida despite polls showing Trump leading.

It was part of a day full of personal insults hurled between Rubio and Trump that started on the debate stage Thursday night.

While Rubio acknowledged that Trump is the GOP frontrunner, he indicated he would not support the Republican presidential ticket if Trump is on it.

"The Republican Party would be split apart if he's the nominee," Rubio told reporters in Oklahoma City Friday.

"We will lose this election of Trump is the nominee," he said later at a rally.

Trump has done "the ultimate con job on the American public," Rubio said. "We're going to unmask him for the con man that he is."

Trump is not the business genius he purports to be and has suffered "colossal business failures," Rubio said. If not for a $200 million inheritance from his father "he'd be selling watches in Time Square."

Trump's response was to make fun of Rubio for his intense sweating during the debate, suggesting the younger candidate was a lightweight who folded under pressure.

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Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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