Marco Rubio drives Donald Trump fundraising after trial ‘travesty’
Marco Rubio wants to be Donald Trump’s VP but does not want to seem too eager.

'Get even.'

A Florida Senator who has been talked up as a potential Donald Trump running mate is looking to convert his social media following into campaign or legal defense cash for the now-convicted felon’s presidential campaign.

“Don’t just get angry about this travesty, get even,” urged U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio from his account on X.

The post linked to a fundraising page for Trump, with the former President turned “political prisoners” pumping his fist and a “Never Surrender” graphic.

Just minutes before, Rubio crowed about the fundraising in the wake of Trump’s 34 count verdict.

“The good news is Americans have sent Trump over $50 million since this travesty and his deranged enemies just elected Trump for President again!”

Trump was convicted for a scheme to pay adult film star Stormy Daniels that included 11 fake invoices, 12 fake ledger entries and 11 checks classifying the hush money as a “legal retainer,” with nine of them signed by the former President.

Rubio, meanwhile, has been coy when asked if he’d be Trump’s running mate, even as he attempts to demonstrate his utility to the first former President to be convicted of any felony counts.

“I’ll do whatever the campaign asks me to do,” the Senator said on Meet the Press earlier this month, adding that speculation would be “presumptuous” given those conversations haven’t happened yet.

Meanwhile, a recent Harvard-Harris Poll suggests that Rubio wouldn’t especially help the ticket, even if he moved out of Florida and left the Senate for the VP opportunity.

Rubio has 4% support as the top choice of those polled but just 3% among Republicans, 4% among no-party voters, and 5% among Democrats. He trails Gov. Ron DeSantis, U.S. Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy and former U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard.

Rubio would offer a net boost for the ticket, with 27% of respondents saying they’d be more likely to vote for him and 17% saying they’d be less likely.

A.G. Gancarski

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


  • Michael K

    May 30, 2024 at 6:35 pm

    The only “travesty” is a twice-impeached former president with 34 felon convictions who is the leader of the Republican party – and people like Rubio are turning a blind eye away from the foundation of justice – a jury of one’s peers.

    • Frankie M.

      May 30, 2024 at 6:52 pm

      Lock him up! Keep raising that bail money Marco. 34 nil doesn’t leave alot of wiggle room for doubt.

  • My Take

    May 30, 2024 at 6:42 pm

    A fair trial.
    A legit conviction.
    GUILTY !

  • Silly Wabbit

    May 30, 2024 at 7:02 pm

    Wubio sucking.

  • KathrynA

    May 30, 2024 at 7:48 pm

    Rubio once had integrity and morality–sold his soul to a sad felon!

    • MH/Duuuval

      May 30, 2024 at 8:30 pm

      When, pray tell, did Rubio ever have integrity and morality — certainly not in 2016 when the NRA spent over a million bucks promoting him for the Seante. (That’s a lot of favors to repay.)

    • Ocean Joe

      May 31, 2024 at 5:24 am

      He likes to quote the Bible, but he’s always been an opportunist who sheds his convictions whenever he needs to. Trump should be so lucky to shed some convictions.

  • Dont Say FLA

    May 30, 2024 at 11:32 pm

    Where did all our frequent pro-Trump pro-Rhonda commenters go? They must be up at the WalMarts buying up Tiki torches in preparation for Trump’s so called victory lap because he won in court today. He did not lose in court. That is fake news from it’s rigged er tertete tgeetert twettewettrtrtre never met her rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    • Ocean Joe

      May 31, 2024 at 5:23 am

      They are licking their wounds and will go back to licking Trump’s boots as soon as he is released to the streets again.

      • MH/Duuuval

        May 31, 2024 at 9:17 am

        Word is the online Trump bail site collapsed — some of the crew probably still waiting to give their tithe. They’ll be back once they get their cues from Fox, etc.

  • Marilyn and Paul Sr. Palpallatoc

    June 8, 2024 at 2:11 pm

    Marco Rubio is the smartest and best choice for President Trump’s Vice President. 1. Rubio knows foreign policy better than all the other VP contenders put together. 2. He is an American Cuban – Who believes in Trump’s America First policy. 3. He supports Trump’s MEGA movement, and he can get through to the older and younger Latino’s who have a hard time with English as Rubio can think in both English and Spanish and switch back and forth verbally with no problem. 4. Marco Rubio is loved by people in all parties, and he is very convincing in either language. 5. Marco Rubio would also win the Haley supporters, in a flash, and he would not try to outshine President Trump. 6. Marco Rubio would be able to just step in, if Trump needed him to, and follow through on Trump’s policies. 7. Rubio is also a pro at fund raising. After all, Marco Rubio has told the news that we need the kind of leadership of President Trump to save America from the disasters created by the Biden administration!!!!!!

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