Sunday show spot awaits Marco Rubio as Donald Trump VP pick looms

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The Senator can be counted on for lively quotes, and he has plenty to talk about this weekend.

Florida’s Senior Senator, who is still in the Vice Presidential mix on Donald Trump’s ticket, will get to make some news this weekend.

Marco Rubio is scheduled for CNN’s “State of the Union,” reports the Associated Press.

The appearance comes just two days before a Trump rally in Doral, an event where an announcement of a Vice Presidential pick could happen.

Rubio will have plenty to talk about, and it should be expected that among the questions posed to him will be what has become a perennial: Whether he will be Trump’s running mate.

Though polling suggests Rubio isn’t even the top choice from Florida (that honor, at least in a survey, goes to Gov. Ron DeSantis), he definitely has been putting in the work for the former President.

Notably, he raised eyebrows during a Univision interview when he defended as figurative language Trump’s nativist contention that immigrants are “poisoning the blood” in America.

Meanwhile, with questions of President Joe Biden’s competence becoming fodder for the mainstream media and not just the pro-Trump right, the Senator will likely be able to reboot familiar talking points.

Rubio has argued that Biden simply isn’t capable of discharging the duties of the Presidency for some years now.

“It was a proof of life speech. That’s what it was. He said: ‘I’m alive, and I’m able to give a speech that I can read off a teleprompter,’” Rubio said on Fox News after this year’s State of the Union.

“I don’t work in The White House. But I can tell you what my eyes see. And I can tell you what our adversaries see. And what our allies around the world see. And I can tell you what the American people see,” Rubio said in 2022.. “I think they see a person who’s operating in a diminished way, right?”

Early in the Biden presidency, Rubio predicted that foreign countries might exploit the “weak leader” in the White House.

“They’re going to make their own assessments of what they think they can get away with, are they dealing with a weak leader, are they dealing with someone who doesn’t really have control of the situation,” Rubio said in March 2021, on another Hannity episode.

When Biden was running for the White House in 2020, Rubio expressed similar concerns about the future President’s cognitive state.

“The physical and mental fitness of any candidate is on display in every campaign. It’s a legitimate thing that people want to know and judge,” Rubio said in 2020, again on Hannity, in an episode where he suggested Biden may suffer from “severe memory loss.”

A.G. Gancarski

A.G. Gancarski has been the Northeast Florida correspondent for Florida Politics since 2014. He writes for the New York Post and National Review also, with previous work in the American Conservative and Washington Times and a 15+ year run as a columnist in Folio Weekly. He can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter: @AGGancarski


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  • MH/Duuuval

    July 6, 2024 at 4:41 pm

    Senior citizens get fatigued easier than younger punks like Rubio. Pretty simple.

    Trump has been relaxing for four years except to make a few court appearances. Even so, he is unable to make a coherent statement, his words — frequently thoughtless — gushing forth like a flooding stream breaking through a dam.

  • My Take

    July 6, 2024 at 4:53 pm

    All the news about his Fascism Plan may make Trump announce the VP a bit early, to compete for headlines.

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      July 6, 2024 at 4:59 pm

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  • MH/Duuuval

    July 6, 2024 at 5:13 pm

    Fascism used to be taught as part of the Florida public schools history curriculum. Another, more polite, term is corporatism, which is what DJT espouses.

    Rich folks from the business community and trust-fund world, the military and police brass, and fundamentalist religious elements make the rules. Everyone obeys the laws except them. There is extra-legal violence served up to those who can’t conform.

    Corporatism is a top-down structure, just like Trump’s business organization. Some use the term authoritarianism since the capo can fire at will, which Trump did on TV and in real life. Trump also has courted those who go online and spout extralegal

    • My Take

      July 6, 2024 at 5:44 pm

      What Mussolini said it was.

      • Hologram Joe

        July 6, 2024 at 6:08 pm

        How long ago was that? Only the dumb and young, impressionable influenced by college professors that can’t exist in the real world buy in to this nonsense.

  • Elvis Pitts "THE BIG VOICE ON THE RIGHT" American

    July 6, 2024 at 6:15 pm

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  • My Take

    July 7, 2024 at 1:34 am

    Trump’s fascism plans or Trump’s VP pick?
    Which will dominate the headlines next week?
    Or choose VD Vance and get both.

    • Hologram Joe

      July 7, 2024 at 6:17 am

      Dominating the headlines will be what gaffs Joe will make this week. Maybe his handlers will send him back to the basement. One week completely dedicated to prepping for the debate with over sixteen staff members. Not even the CNN moderators could save him. Who will Kammy pick for her VP? Hopefully a member of the New Democratic Party. Come on Kammy pick a squad member.

  • Harold Finch

    July 7, 2024 at 9:27 am

    As a father who has a son serving in the Army and just returning from a deployment overseas, not have our most ardent adversaries determined Biden is a old and very weak leader, they have and will exploit this situation.
    Putin would have never invaded Ukraine if Trump had been President and North Korea, China and Afghanistan would be in a much different situation.
    The extensional threat of a Worl War III is real, and Biden is our biggest liability!

  • MH/Duuuval

    July 7, 2024 at 10:32 am

    Viktor Orban of Hungary is a contemporary corporatist, or fascist in vitro. He and his party won ONE election and then proceeded to make over many of the basic laws, including election laws. Trump’s lickspittle followers In the Congress have already shown — eg., the border deal — that once in the majority they would do the same. Orban also remade the courts, just as Trump did.

    But, go on, and continue whistling past the graveyard.

  • wake

    July 7, 2024 at 12:04 pm

    At least President Biden has a soul, unlike Little Marco, suckup to Sharter Felon.

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