Tags: Trump Administration | Marco Rubio | marco rubio | spending | twitter | reaction | new york times

Twitter Users Mock NYT Story Detailing Rubio's Spending Habits

Image: Twitter Users Mock NYT Story Detailing Rubio's Spending Habits
(Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 06:14 PM

In response to a New York Times story that called out Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for purchasing an $80,000 boat, support has poured in for the Republican presidential hopeful.

One Twitter user, for example, posted a split image showing the homes of Rubio and Hillary Clinton, who is also running for president:


The Times story also spurred the creation of the clever hashtag #RubioSpendingSpree.

LJReview posted a story that outlined some of the humorous responses to the Times piece.

One Twitter user compared Rubio's boat, which the Times called a "luxury speedboat" measuring 24 feet long, to the one belonging to Secretary of State and former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry:


Jennifer Rubin, a conservative blogger for the Washington Post, had another funny take on the story:


The Times piece talked about Rubio's financial situation earlier in his political career, which was weighed down by student loans, mortgages, and another loan.

More recently, noted the Times, Rubio liquidated a retirement account worth $68,000 — which would have left him with a hefty tax bill. He also, according to the Times, sold a second home in Tallahassee, Fla. for $18,000 less than what he and a friend paid for it 10 years ago.

In response to the Times story, Rubio's campaign has raised $100,000 online in just the last five days.

A May report, meanwhile, claimed Rubio was one of the least wealthy candidates or prospective candidates in the race for president.

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Newsfront
In response to a New York Times story that called out Florida Sen. Marco Rubio for purchasing an $80,000 boat, support has poured in for the Republican presidential hopeful.
marco rubio, spending, twitter, reaction, new york times, media
298
2015-14-10
Wednesday, 10 Jun 2015 06:14 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved