Marco Rubio steers clear of ‘political drama’ between Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis
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'Those things have a way of taking care of themselves.'

Marco Rubio is rallying with both Ron DeSantis and Donald Trump during the closing stretch of the presidential campaign. And he’s not picking a favorite between the two.

In a Thursday interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, Rubio downplayed the balancing act between the two seemingly adversarial Republicans, in questions about his rally Sunday with Trump in South Florida, an event DeSantis will not attend.

“It’s not about Switzerland,” Rubio said. “I think that’s just sort of political drama that I understand people who cover politics have to talk about.”

Rubio downplayed the potential of a 2024 Primary clash between Trump and DeSantis, suggesting it could work out organically.

“Those things have a way of taking care of themselves. Having run for President, having gone through all that before, who knows what the world’s going to look like in two years? Who knows what it’s going to look like in two months?”

Rubio also lauded Trump as singularly able to fire up the GOP base.

“I think they’ve done pretty good at putting on these rallies. He’s also a voter in Florida, so I have to secure those two votes over there in Mar-a-Lago.”

“Look, he’s the most popular, well-known Republican in America. I know no one who fires up our voters more to come out than he does,” Rubio added.

Trump and Rubio will rally Sunday at the Miami-Dade County Fair and Exposition Center. Many other Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Rick Scott and Senate President Wilton Simpson, will speak at the event in support.

“President Trump delivered a historic red wave for Florida in the 2018 midterms with his slate of endorsed candidates up and down the ballot and molded the Sunshine State into the MAGA stronghold it is today. Thanks to President Trump, Florida is no longer a purple state; it’s an America First Red State,” Trump’s press release contended.

The Trump-DeSantis rift is well documented, of course. But Rubio proves that it is possible to play both sides of the fence under certain circumstances.

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has written for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014. He is based in Northeast Florida. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


7 comments

  • The Real Tom

    November 3, 2022 at 7:11 pm

    Rubio is an empty suit, a rancid pot of Cuban coffee, and a cold cup of pee pee on a winters day. Vote for Val Demings.

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  • Leonard

    November 3, 2022 at 7:15 pm

    Another manufactured story. Why would DeSantis go to a Marco Rubio rally when he has his own campaign schedule to keep—especially on the last weekend of the campaign? At this point both DeSantis and Rubio will win handily whether or not Trump attends a rally for them. There is virtually no chance that DeSantis will run for President if Trump does. Marco already tried that…and he will now forever be known as “Little Marco”…. Two years is a lifetime in politics…let’s get through this cycle first.

  • David in Shoreline

    November 3, 2022 at 8:12 pm

    DeSantis > Trump > Biden

  • Ocean Joe

    November 3, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    I don’t think it’s manufactured.

    Desantis is smart to keep his distance, Trump will invariably spew some kind of odious nonsense on stage about election denialism or maybe his love of Putin.

    And think about it, while Rubio gets smeared by association with whatever vile filth comes out of Trump’s mouth, Desantis will be with Parker Something.

  • Yrral

    November 3, 2022 at 9:43 pm

    Lil Marco will be singing in the Rain for Trump,on election day,vote early, because a storm in brewing off the coast of Florida into the middle of next week and election day

  • Yrral

    November 5, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    Rubio is torn , between two lovers, feeling like like a fool,Rubio should be stripped of any national security committee for showing poor judgement,by supporting Trump, Trump will set the Republicans party back 100 years, people that support Trump have low self esteem, knowing he is lying to them and willingly letting themselves be misled

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