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Donald Trump jumps on Marco Rubio's credit card 'disaster'



Near the statue of Daniel Webster below the gold-domed Capitol in Concord, N.H., Donald Trump showed up today to file his paperwork to be on the ballot of the country's first-in-the-nation primary. He wasted no time ripping into Marco Rubio over his use of Florida GOP credit cards for personal use while a leader in the Florida Legislature.

"Marco Rubio has a disaster on his finances, he has a disaster on his credit cards. When you check his credit cards take a look at what he has done with the Republican Party when he had access, what he had to put back in, and whether or not something should have happened," Trump said in answer to a question about today's Tampa Bay Times story concerning the Rubio campaign's plans to release previously undisclosed credit card statements. "You’ll understand it. Marco Rubio has a basic disaster on finance. See what you find let’s  see what kind of reporter you are,"

Then he noted that a New York hedge fund billionaire has put himself behind Rubio's campaign.

"Paul Singer represents amnesty. And he represents illegal immigration pouring into the country, and now he's with Rubio," Trump[ said "Rubio was very in favor of very, very lax rules, He was a member of the gang of eight. the gang of eight means come on in, folks, come on into the country, nobody's going to stop you. Now Rubio's surging in New Hampshire? I don't think so. When you find out the truth about Rubio, you'll check his credit cards from Florida, and you're going to find out how does he feel about illegal immigration."

Both Rubio and Jeb Bush were also campaigning in New Hampshire today, and Trump did not ignore the struggling former Florida governor.

"I watched him: 'I'm not an entertainer.' He goes, 'I'm not a good talker. I don't speak well. I don't debate well. I don't do anything well'. That's Jeb Bush. Why would you say these things? This is what's going to negotiate with China? This is what's going to negotiate with Iran?"

"Is he still running?" one of Trump's supporters shouted from in back of him.

"Rubio's going down next," the candidate responded.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 2:58pm]


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