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  • Rubio: Leave Me Out Of The Trump ‘Freak Show’

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) continues to throw jabs at GOP front-runner Donald Trump and said in an interview broadcast early Monday that he wants no part of the billionaire business man’s media circus.

    “I’m not interested in the back-and-forth — to be a member or part of his freak show,” Rubio told NPR.

    “I would just say this: He is a very sensitive person,” he added of Trump. “He doesn’t like to be criticized. He responds to criticism very poorly.”

    “This election is not going to be about Donald Trump: He thinks it is, but it’s not,” Rubio said. “Every time issues become prominent, he will say something outrageous or do something outrageous so that he doesn’t have to talk about the issues.”

    Trump, who remains the front-runner for next year’s Republican presidential nomination across multiple national polls, has gone after Rubio with insults including calling him a “kid” and dinging his voting record this year.

    “I’ve never seen a young guy sweat so much,” Trump said in South Carolina last week, referring to Rubio’s appearance at the second GOP presidential debate, when all the candidates stood on a hot stage for more than three hours. “He’s drinking water, water, water; I never saw anything like this with him with the water.”

    Trump also took a swipe at Rubio last week.

    “He’s got the worst voting record in the United States Senate,” Trump said of Rubio on CNN’s New Day. “He’s never there, meaning he doesn’t work or he’s too lazy to go back and vote.

    “He shouldn’t even be running in this race, as far as I’m concerned,” Trump added. “He’s a kid.”

    Rubio places fourth in the GOP field with 9.6 percent voter support, according to the latest RealClearPolitics average of polls. He has enjoyed a marked boost in the polls since his performance in the second debate.

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