Former President Donald Trump formally endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), who’s up for reelection subsequent yr, describing the senator as a “tireless advocate for the people of Florida” and “all of the forgotten men and women of America.”
“It is my honor to give U.S. Senator Marco Rubio my Complete and Total Endorsement,” the forty fifth president said in an announcement.
“Marco has been a tireless advocate for the people of Florida, fighting to cut taxes, supporting our Second Amendment, our Military and our Vets, a strong national defense, and all of the forgotten men and women of America,” he continued, praising the Florida senator for working with him all through his presidency to reform the VA, assist small companies develop, and nix the debunked Trump-Russia collusion narrative Democrats vehemently pursued:
Marco labored with me to reform the VA and assist our small companies develop, and along with his assist, we achieved the bottom ever unemployment for girls, African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and nearly all Americans. Together, we labored intently with the Cuban and Venezuelan communities, and have made nice progress. He additionally dominated that “President Trump was in no way involved with Russia,” as he presided over the Senate Intelligence Committee on the FAKE Russia, Russia, Russia Hoax.
“Marco will never let the great people of Florida, or our Country, down!” Trump added.
The endorsement comes a great distance from the place the 2 stood in the course of the contentious Republican main previous to the 2016 election, which noticed a bitter backwards and forwards between the 2 candidates, as Trump generally referred to the Florida senator as “Little Marco.” Trump in the end trounced the Florida senator within the Sunshine State by double digits, triggering Rubio’s departure from the race. But all through Trump’s presidency, the 2 appeared to ascertain a pleasant working relationship.
“I am grateful for President Trump’s endorsement and his leadership on the major issues facing our nation, including the threat from China and the need to bring good jobs back to America,” Rubio stated in an announcement Friday following Trump’s endorsement.
“Democrats are trying to undo everything we accomplished over the past four years, but I will continue to fight for the forgotten men and women of this country and deliver results for hard-working Florida families,” he added.
At this level, Rubio shouldn’t be anticipated to have any main Democrat challengers, though Florida Politics reported that “Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park has been polling her chances, building a campaign structure, and taking frequent shots at Rubio in recent weeks.”
In latest days, Rubio has slammed the emergence of “woke corporate hypocrites” similar to Delta Air Lines, grilling the corporate after it expressed opposition to Georgia’s latest election regulation:
“Delta Air Lines is a business partner with the Chinese Communist Party, the same Chinese Communist Party that is committing genocide against Uighurs Muslims,” Rubio acknowledged in a tweeted video:
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) April 1, 2021
Rubio doubled down in a letter to Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian, describing it because the “height of hypocrisy to claim Georgia’s revised election law is ‘unacceptable and does not match Delta’s values’ while you continue to partner with a government that is actively engaged in genocide.”