Rubio bashes Trump's profanity
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Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioFormer Florida congressmen mull bipartisan gubernatorial run: report Winners and losers from Jim Bridenstine’s confirmation as NASA administrator GOP Senate candidates trade barbs in brutal Indiana primary MORE is taking direct shots at Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpRand's reversal advances Pompeo New allegations could threaten Trump VA pick: reports President Trump puts on the pageantry for Macron’s visit 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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzAfter Dems stood against Pompeo, Senate’s confirmation process needs a revamp Cruz's Dem challenger slams Time piece praising Trump Race for Republican Speaker rare chance to unify party for election 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.