Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioTillerson met with top State official: report McCain ‘very concerned’ about Tillerson Top Dem: Don’t bring Tillerson floor vote if he doesn’t pass committee MORE (R-Fla.) on Friday reiterated that he would vote for Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMajor progressive group unveils first 2018 Senate endorsements Decaying DC bridge puts spotlight on Trump plan Hillary Clinton under microscope at inauguration MORE in a general presidential election but said he hopes that scenario never comes to pass.
“For me, I’m never voting for Donald Trump in the Republican primary,” he said on “Kentucky Sports Radio." "I’m going to vote for the nominee, but it’s not going to be Donald Trump.
Rubio argued that debate over whether Trump is fit to be Republican standard-bearer shows how unsuited the billionaire is for the position.
“If it was anybody else in first place right now, we would not be asked that question,” he said when asked if he would support his GOP presidential primary rival in any fashion.
“You don’t see Bernie SandersBernie SandersBooker is taking orders from corporate pharmaceuticals Major progressive group unveils first 2018 Senate endorsements Hillary Clinton under microscope at inauguration MORE being asked, ‘Would you vote for Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonBooker is taking orders from corporate pharmaceuticals Hillary Clinton under microscope at inauguration The story of the Trump transition, as told in 57 @RealDonaldTrump tweets MORE?’ ” Rubio said, referring to the Democratic presidential candidates.
“If the front-runner was me or anybody else in this race, you wouldn’t have people asking that question. They’re asking it about Donald Trump for a reason. This is a guy that people have real reservations about.”
Rubio said he rejects the notion that Americans will have to pick the lesser of two evils between Clinton and Trump in November.
He said his decision to vote for Trump if he's the nominee is "a reflection of how bad I think Hillary Clinton is."
“[But] I don’t want us to reach this choice where it’s between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. I don’t want people to reach this choice where it’s between two people they don’t like or a choice if they’re staying home.”
Rubio and Trump’s other GOP presidential primary rivals vowed on Thursday night they would support the real estate tycoon should he become their party’s election standard bearer.
The Florida lawmaker, Sen. Ted CruzTed CruzBooker is taking orders from corporate pharmaceuticals Caitlyn Jenner to attend Trump inauguration: report Trump’s UN pick threads needle on Russia, NATO MORE (R-Texas) and Gov. John Kasich (R-Ohio) uttered the pledge despite bashing Trump for two hours during the 11th Republican presidential debate, in Detroit.