Rubio bashes Trump's profanity
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Marco RubioMarco RubioWhy liberals should support Trump — not Obama — on Cuba policy The Memo: Trump seeks to put his stamp on nation Rubio: 'I hope' Mexican elections won't end partnership against cartels MORE is taking direct shots at Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOPINION: Trump's energy plan will make America the new Saudi Arabia Yates: 'I don't really see running for office' Toronto hotel paying M to remove Trump's name: report MORE, blasting the GOP presidential front-runner's "profanity" in South Carolina after mostly shying away from criticizing him in other states.

Rubio started Thursday by knocking his top rival on policy, declaring, “Donald Trump has zero foreign policy experience. Negotiating a hotel deal in another country is not foreign policy experience."

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Minutes later, The Washington Post reports, he offered another dig at Trump: “Even in our political culture I teach my kids to be respectful. There are certain words you don’t say."

“You turn on the TV and a leading presidential candidate is saying profanity from a stage," Rubio said during the campaign stop in the Palmetto State, according to the Post. "Profanity from stage."

Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzClub for Growth opposes Senate ObamaCare repeal Cruz, McConnell huddle with healthcare vote looming Rand Paul, Trump to meet Tuesday MORE (Texas) earlier this week ripped Trump for his "profane insult" after the businessman indirectly called Cruz a "pussy" at a campaign event on the eve of winning the New Hampshire primary. 

Rubio is seeking a comeback after finishing fifth in New Hampshire. That poor showing followed a disastrous debate performance over the weekend, which he has vowed to never repeat. 

On Thursday the Florida senator opened up attacks on Trump, Cruz and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on foreign policy as the group battles in South Carolina ahead of the Feb. 20 primary.