For Donald Trump’s birthday, Marco Rubio ripped off the former President’s talking points

The Senator is still trying to be Trump's running mate.

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then those may be points in favor of Marco Rubio’s aspirations to be part of the executive branch.

The Florida Senator who is in the Vice Presidential mix offered Donald Trump a birthday tribute Friday, with words that were remarkably similar to what the former President has said at rallies.

“Donald Trump doesn’t need to be in politics,” Rubio said Friday at the “Club 47” meeting in West Palm Beach.

“He’s made a lot of money. He has a lot of things to enjoy. He’s got a great family,” Rubio added. “I wanna be honest with you. Sometimes I thought why is this guy doing this? He had a great life. There’s only one reason why someone like him would be in politics, with all of these hassles, with all of these things he has to put up with. There’s only one reason because he loves our country and he wants to save it from people that want to destroy it.”

Trump often has said himself he “had a great life” and has rhetorically asked “what the hell did I do this for” to his crowds over the years, saying things along the lines of he would “get the hell out of here” but he loves being in politics too much. 

Rubio continued to stress the theme of sacrifice from the former President.

“And so I would say to you today to remind ourselves he’s not doing it for him. He doesn’t need this. He’s running for President. He’s putting up with all of this because he’s doing it for us. He’s doing it for America, the country that he loves, he’s doing it for the nation that will be destroyed and cannot survive another four years of what we have right now.”

The Senator went on to say that the “best gift” supporters could give Trump on his birthday would be to “go out and win this election so he can go back in the White House so he can save our country.”

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


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    June 15, 2024 at 9:06 am

    Since he had such a “great life” wouldn’t the best gift this year be to send him back to it, and NOT to the White House?

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  • Michael K

    June 15, 2024 at 9:08 am

    Poor little Marco. It’s hard to see the light of day (or reason) when your head is buried so far up the felonious Trump’s behind.

    • Ricky Bobby

      June 15, 2024 at 9:59 am

      Little Marco is doing just fine. Thanks for asking. So what is Val Demings up to nowadays?🤣

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        June 15, 2024 at 10:51 am

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        Whatabout whatabout whatabout, always whatabout.

        • Not Pushaw

          June 15, 2024 at 10:58 am

          Not a what about. Merely countering your attack on Rubio. I am not Pushaw but you can think that if you want in that little liberal brain of yours.

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            June 15, 2024 at 3:02 pm

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    June 15, 2024 at 11:02 am

    The majority of politicians are narcissists. Trump is no different.

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      June 15, 2024 at 11:30 am

      No, Trump is very different. I’ve worked for politicians who take their oath to the Constitution and commitment to public service very seriously; scrupulously adhering to the code of ethics. And people with dignity and respect for all people (not just those who voted for them).

      Yes, it takes a certain ego to run for office, but it also requires substance, dignity, and honesty.

      Trump showed his infidelity to the oath and the office repeatedly – but especially when he refused to accept his electoral loss, his well-documented lies, the revolving door of his cabinet, and the sheer number of indictments of those in his administration.

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  • S. Wabbit

    June 15, 2024 at 3:05 pm

    Wubio godless.

    • MH/Duuuval

      June 15, 2024 at 8:38 pm

      Rubio’s already imagined himself on Air Force One taking the oath after DJT chokes on a cheeseburger and is incapacitated.

  • Dale A Arnold

    June 16, 2024 at 3:49 am

    Little Marco hates his job.. He thought he had a real shot of being president one day… but Donnie took that dream and crushed it..he secretly hates Donnie to!
    But he is stuck in the senate. Sweating every 6 years that Florida will wake up and realize he is just an empty suit!

    • MarvinM

      June 16, 2024 at 6:57 pm

      Biggest mistake, in my opinion, was Marco running for U. S. Senate instead of Florida governor.

      I am not in any way aligned with his politics, but at least he seemed to make sense before he went to Washington. Now, he’s saying stuff like Trump didn’t mean ‘poisoning the blood’ in a bad way.
      He used to champion the cause of people who came from places like Cuba. No more apparently.

      • MH/Duuuval

        June 16, 2024 at 9:04 pm

        Marco is first-wave Cuban who expect to go back to Cuba and reclaim their holdings.

        Second-wave Cubans still have family ties and want to send $$ home and visit occasionally.

        First-wavers look down on second-wavers and don’t want them to have the many advantages the first wave had.

  • Ocean Joe

    June 16, 2024 at 9:55 am

    Trump/Rubio 2024! Will be like stuffing the whole country into a barrel and going over Niagara Falls again. We already know how it will end. But at least with Rubio, there will be a pair of normal sized hands to steer our government.

    Curious to see how Rubio would square Trump’s short-sighted, ignorance based isolationism and dictator-worship with his own parents’ heritage of fleeing Castro and being welcomed into a democracy.

    • MH/Duuuval

      June 16, 2024 at 9:06 pm

      Rubio’s parents actually left Cuba in 1956, during the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista.

      • Ocean Joe

        June 17, 2024 at 3:42 pm

        Good point, still a dictator. I get confused because for years Marco tried to convince folks he personally came over on an inner tube.

        • MH/Duuuval

          June 19, 2024 at 5:28 pm

          Marco’s bio paints his parents as working-class who came over here to better themselves. They primarily worked in the service industry, at one point moving to Vegas to work the hotels there. That’s the period in which Marco was hanging with the Mormons. Marco no longer a Catholic, but one of those interdenominational mega-church types.

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    June 18, 2024 at 4:20 pm

    America is a felon country..slavery false imprisonment. Abuses drugs gangster environment felon’s
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  • Jojo

    June 19, 2024 at 6:38 am

    Little Marco… good try. But we all know why he’s running and it’s the same reason Netanyahu is so desperate to stay in power

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