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Donald Trump on Saturday night called on Marco Rubio to drop out of the presidential race and said he wants to go head-to-head with Ted Cruz.
“I think Marco Rubio had a very, very bad night and personally I call for him to drop out of the race,” Trump said of the Florida senator at press conference in West Palm Beach, Fla.
{mosads}”I really think so, I think it’s probably time. I don’t think he can get up and rant and rave. You got to be able to win,” the celebrity businessman added.
“I would love to take on Ted one-on-one,” Trump said, adding that the Texas senator can’t win in states like New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California.
Trump won the Louisiana primary and Kentucky caucuses, splitting the Super Saturday contests with Cruz, who won caucuses in Kansas and Maine.
But the real estate mogul won by much smaller margins than his previous blowout wins.
While congratulating Cruz on his victories, Trump took a shot at the senator’s Canadian birthplace. He has frequently questioned whether Cruz is eligible to run for president and floated filing a lawsuit against him earlier this year. Cruz’s mother is American.

“He should do well in Maine because it’s very close to Canada, let’s face it,” Trump said.

—Updated at 11:33 p.m.
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