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Donald Trump: Marco Rubio has been 'very supportive'

Donald Trump confirmed Thursday he has had several recent conversations with Marco Rubio and said his former rival has been "very supportive."

Trump appeared on Fox News and the transcript follows.

BRETT BAIER: And you had conversations with Marco Rubio recently, several of them.

TRUMP: We've had really nice conversations, not necessarily about that, just that we had -- you know, we always had a very good relationship, Bret, Marco and I. And then it got a little bit nasty for a period of time and then we had the election. And, you know, that was a tough period of time for Marco. Marco is a good guy, a really nice guy. And I like him. But, uh, not necessarily with respect to any position. But it could happen.

BAIER: Do you think he would say yes if you asked him?

TRUMP: Well, not necessarily to that one, but even that, but I -- I had a really good relationship with him for a long period of time. We had a little rough period for about a month.

BAIER: Just a little.

TRUMP: A little bit.

TRUMP: But, uh, you tend to forget that. You tend to forget, especially if you win, you tend to forget. But Marco has been, uh, very supportive, very good. And, you know, he said very nice things.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 5, 2016 8:34pm]


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