Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley — TikTok, Snapchat seek to distance themselves from Facebook Rubio calls for federal investigation into Amazon employee benefits Senate GOP campaign arm outraises Democratic counterpart in September MORE (R-Fla.) on Friday reiterated that he would vote for Donald TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel plans to subpoena Trump lawyer who advised on how to overturn election Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Biden invokes Trump in bid to boost McAuliffe ahead of Election Day 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.
“I can’t even imagine that, and I don’t even want to imagine that right now, to be honest with you. I don’t believe it’s ever going to happen. It’s one of those bridges you hope you never have to cross.”
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 SandersOvernight On The Money — Senate Democrats lay out their tax plans Overnight Health Care — Presented by Altria — FDA advisers endorse Pfizer vaccine for kids Manchin: 'I think we'll get a framework' deal MORE being asked, ‘Would you vote for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe real reason Biden is going to the COP26 climate summit Super PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 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 CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate confirms four Biden ambassadors after delay Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — Colin Powell's death highlights risks for immunocompromised The Senate confirmation process is broken — Senate Democrats can fix it 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.