Rubio: 'All the gates of civility have been blown apart’ by Trump
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“All the gates of civility have been blown apart,” he told host Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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“We don’t know what’s going to happen next,” the Republican presidential candidate said. "Everybody on both sides can just say or do anything they want.

“Do we really want to live in a country where everybody hates each other and is at everybody’s throats? That’s what it feels like. We’re heading in a very dangerous direction.”

Rubio also argued that Trump is not the White House hopeful Americans either need or deserve.

“He has turned the most important election in a generation into a circus,” he said. "It’s a carnival.

“At some point, people have to wake up here. The American people deserve better. We can no longer have a debate in this country without resorting to the highest level of anxiety and violence.”

Trump cancelled a rally on Friday night amid increasingly violent clashes between protesters and supporters in Chicago.

Multiple people have since been arrested in incidents surrounding his events all weekend, with physical attacks at times occurring between his fans and detractors.