During the campaign, Marco Rubio called Donald Trump a “lunatic” and a “con artist.” He said that Trump has spent “40 years sticking it to the little guy” and “has no ideas of any substance.” He blasted Trump for refusing to condemn “white supremacists and the Klu Klux Klan.” Rubio said that the comments Trump made on the trail disqualified him from being commander in chief.
Now, Rubio has endorsed Trump for President. In an interview with CNN, he went further than that, saying that he would speak on behalf of Trump at the Cleveland convention if asked, calling Trump “the ultimate change agent.”
Rubio was also asked if Trump should tone down his attacks on Hillary Clinton, which have recently included raising the conspiracy theory that she was involved in the death of Vince Foster. “I don’t think he should change if he’s been successful,” Rubio said.
He is also publicly apologizing to Trump for making a joke about his small hands.
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) May 29, 2016
During the primary, Trump mocked Rubio as “Little Marco” and viciously attacked him on a host of issues:
Rubio is weak on illegal immigration, with the worst voting record in the U.S. Senate in many years. He will never MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2016
Why would anyone in Florida vote for lightweight Senator Marco Rubio. Check out his credit card scam, his house sale & his no show voting!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2016
Just watched lightweight Marco Rubio lying to a small crowd about my past record. He is not as smart as Cruz, and may be an even bigger liar
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 27, 2016
Lightweight choker Marco Rubio looks like a little boy on stage. Not presidential material!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 26, 2016
To date, Trump has not apologized for any of it.