Dumb And Dangerous
Speak casually about using nuclear weapons?
Invite Russia to interfere with our elections?
Suggest your opponent be dealt with as per the Second Amendment?
Incite violence against protesters and the media?
Along with thoroughly humiliating him during the primaries, apparently these are all things Marco Rubio is perfectly willing to tolerate from Donald Trump.
“ISIS is honoring President Obama,” he said during a rally in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “He’s the founder of ISIS. He founded ISIS."
“I would say the co-founder would be Crooked Hillary Clinton,” Trump added of Obama’s former secretary of State and his Democratic rival.
In spite of this obviously ridiculous comment, and even after many a conservative tried to help Trump walk it back, he doubled down and insisted it was true before trying to claim it was merely "sarcasm" today.
Of course, it doesn't really matter to Trump supporters, who he, Rubio, and the GOP have primed with inaccuracies to foment hate against the President for years now. After all, Trump is indeed the "founder" of the Birther movement.
Still, Rubio has jumped into the fray, apparently pretending to be the adult in the room.
There's just one problem. While trying to clean up Trump's latest mess, "Little Marco" missed a spot. See if you can find it here:
"ISIS was founded by radical jihadists, not by the president," Rubio said Thursday, according to the Naples Daily News.
Rubio, who is running for reelection in Florida, made the comment in Naples before heading to Orlando to campaign with Trump, according to the report.
That's right. Rubio made the comment as he was on his way to campaign WITH Donald Trump.
Marco Rubio, the guy who holds himself out as an expert on terrorism, will still support presidential candidate Trump in spite of the fact that he casually throws words and harebrained ideas about nuclear weapons and terrorism around just to get a reaction for his own personal amusement on the campaign trail.
But then what could we really expect from Rubio, the guy who sought a spot on the Florida 9-11 Select Committee on Security to boost his political career but rarely showed up for the meetings long before he took his absenteeism problem to the U.S. Senate?
When it comes to selling snake oil to the public no matter who gets hurt in the process, Donald Trump and the man he taunted as "Little Marco" really are birds of a feather.
UPDATE: Just minutes after publishing this, Trump flip-flopped again and said he wasn't being sarcastic when he said that President Obama was the founder of ISIS. Because of course he did.
Meanwhile, Marco Rubio continues to support Trump anyway. Because of course he does.