Rubio on boot buzz: 'Have people lost their minds?'

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump appears to confirm deal on Chinese firm ZTE Hillicon Valley: Experts worry North Korea will retaliate with hacks over summit | FBI works to disrupt Russian botnet | Trump officials look to quell anger over ZTE | Obama makes case for tighter regs on tech Putting pressure on Trump, House passes bill barring government from doing business with ZTE MORE (R-Fla.) says he can't believe the attention over a pair of stylish black leather boots he wore earlier this week on the campaign trail.

The presidential candidate was asked at a town hall in New Hampshire Thursday about the boots, which rival Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) jokingly called "cute."

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“You made a better shoe choice today,” a man told Rubio at the town hall, praising him for ditching the high-heeled boots, according to TIME.
Rubio reportedly appeared both amused and bothered by the chatter over his boots.
 
“So let me get this right: ISIS is cutting people’s heads off, setting people on fire in cages. Saudi Arabia and Iran are on the verge of war. The Chinese are landing airplanes on islands that they built,” Rubio said, according to TIME. 
 
“Our economy is flat-lined, the stock market is falling apart. But, boy, are we getting a ton of coverage about a pair of boots," he continued. "This is craziness. Have people lost their minds?”
 
A photo of Rubio in the boots went viral online earlier this week and prompted some teasing from GOP rivals.
Despite the attention, Rubio said that he's a fan of the boots and hinted they could make another appearance.
 
“They may make a comeback pretty soon,” Rubio said, according to The New York Times. “Stay tuned.”