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Rubio Won't Say Trump Is Qualified for White House

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By    |   Thursday, 25 Aug 2016 03:56 PM

Sen. Marco Rubio would not say if he thought Donald Trump is qualified to be president during a meeting with the editorial board of the Orlando Sentinel.

When the one-time presidential contender was asked what makes Trump qualified, Talking Points Memo reports Rubio responded: "Well ultimately in our republic the voters decide that. In essence there is no pre-qualification for running for office. It is voters at the ballot box that decide who among us citizens are able to move that."

The Florida Republican was then asked if he himself thought Trump was qualified.

"Well, that's what the voters will have to decide. I will tell you I have strong disagreements with him on some public policy matters, and I remain hopeful that on those matters he will either change his opinion or we will have to stand up to those bad ideas," Rubio responded.

"I've said that repeatedly. But I know for a fact for example that Hillary Clinton will not nominate to the Supreme Court someone who views the Supreme Court the way that I do," the senator continued. "And that is as an appellate court whose judges are there to act as triers of the law, not triers of fact, who are there to apply and interpret the Constitution as originally intended."

Despite once describing Trump as a "con man," Rubio now supports Trump on the basis "there are only two people in the world that are going to be president of the United States in 2017. It will either be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. And it can't be Hillary Clinton," according to the Associated Press.

Rubio has reportedly been trying to distance himself from the billionaire New Yorker, but a recent poll suggests he might not have to. The Tampa Bay Times reports a new state poll from Florida Atlantic University has Trump leading Clinton and Rubio ahead of his most-likely Democratic opponent, Patrick Murphy.

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