Rubio bashes Trump's profanity
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Marco RubioMarco RubioThe Memo: Trump tries to quiet race storm Trump tweets on trade, military, Alabama, but not Charlottesville Venezuelan leader put a hit on Marco Rubio: report MORE is taking direct shots at Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIntel CEO becomes third exec to leave Trump council after Charlottesville Rupert Murdoch urged Trump to fire Bannon: report Protesters descend on Trump Tower as president returns home 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 CruzThe Memo: Trump tries to quiet race storm Cruz calls for Justice Department investigation into Charlottesville violence THE MEMO: Trump's base cheers attacks on McConnell 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.