Rubio: Trump reminds me of 'third-world strongmen'
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“Most countries around the world that are failures are because they deposit their hopes in a person, a strong leader who comes forward and says ‘Put me in power. And I will make the country better,’” Rubio told The New York Times.
 
“That’s exactly what he’s doing. The rhetoric reminds me of third-world strongmen.”
 
The Florida senator added that country needs to come to grips with the reality of what Trump would bring as president.

“There’s going to be a reckoning no matter how this election turns out,” he said. “And I just don’t know if that’ll happen in time. I hope it does.”

“But you mark my words, there will be prominent people in American politics who will spend years explaining to people how they fell into this.”
 
Earlier in the day, Rubio told reporters that he's having doubts about being able to support Trump if he wins the nomination.

During a press conference he said, "I still at this moment continue to intend to support the Republican nominee, but it's getting harder every day."