Senator Marco Rubio clapped back at a Tweet posted by a New York Times reporter who made remarks about the way Rubio was “smiling and chuckling” at the re-election rally held by Trump in Orlando.
“BREAKING. In an unprecedented move a Republican Senator attended a rally in his home state in support of the re-election of a Republican President,” said Marco Rubio in a mocking manner as he responded to Michael Barbaro.
Rubio then tweeted another tweet which was aimed at Barbaro, aligning himself with several of the President’s policies, Fox News reported.
“As opposed to smiling & chuckling at a rally for a radical liberal candidate for President who will undo policies to confront China, reduce regulations & taxes, defend liberty in Venezuela & protect the unborn?” he asked rhetorically.
Rubio also called out Barbaro, writing that after weeks of covering him in 2015, the reporter “uncovered that my wife had traffic tickets, I had a fishing boat & my home has big windows.”
Tensions between Rubio and Trump were high in the midst of the 2016 Republican primary when Rubio called Trump the man “with the worst spray tan in America” and joked with a rally crowd that then-candidate Trump may have wet his pants during a debate and had small hands.
Trump dubbed him “Little Marco,” said the senator “choked like a dog” during a debate and “couldn’t get elected dog catcher” in Florida. Rubio dropped out of the race after he lost his home state to Trump by double digits.