Sen. Marco Rubio and Donald Trump were not exactly the best of friends earlier in the presidential primary process. Now, however, it seems as though Rubio might be warming to the Republican front-runner.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Rubio said Trump’s “performance has improved significantly.”
Rubio also recently called on the GOP to avoid division over the upcoming nomination. The senator, speaking to Miami radio host Jimmy Cefalo, said, “I do think it’s valid to argue to delegates, ‘Look, let’s not divide the party. You have someone here who has all these votes, very close to 1,237 [delegates]. Let’s not ignore the will of the people or they’re going to be angry.’ Delegates may decide on that reason that they decide to vote for Donald Trump, but if they don’t it is not illegitimate in any way.”
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Rubio added, “I’ve always said that I will support the Republican nominee, and that’s especially true now that it’s apparent that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee.”
Rubio is not the only prominent Republican to express an acceptance of Trump this week. On Wednesday, former Speaker of the House John Boehner described Trump as a “texting buddy” and said he would vote for Trump should the billionaire win the nomination.
Currently, Trump leads the Republican candidates by a fairly wide margin, sitting at 996 delegates compared with Cruz at 565 and Kasich at 153. Trump had a series of landslide victories in the Northeast last week; however, he will need to win Indiana’s upcoming primary if he wants to guarantee his spot as the nominee.
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