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Marco Rubio no longer reluctant to go after Donald Trump (w/video)

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Marco Rubio, who has drawn notice for his reluctance to go after Donald Trump, unleashed attacks Thursday on the South Carolina poll leader.

"Donald Trump has zero foreign policy experience. Negotiating a hotel deal in another country is not foreign policy experience," Rubio said in Okatie.

Rubio also blasted Trump for using “profanity,” a reference to Trump calling Ted Cruz a “pussy” during a rally in New Hampshire.

That wasn’t all. Rubio also knocked Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz.

“Jeb Bush has no foreign policy experience, period, and I'm an incredible admirer of him and his family,” Rubio said.

“Ted Cruz has a little bit of foreign policy experience, and it’s different than mine,” Rubio said, citing Cruz's comments about Edward Snowden.

Rubio, however, told the crowd that Democrats want to see Republicans attacking each other.

“I’m a conservative that can unify this party,” he said. “If we don’t come together quickly, we can’t win.”

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks during a campaign event at Magnolia Hall at Sun City on Hilton Head, S.C., on Thursday.

Stephen B. Morton | New York Times

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a Republican presidential hopeful, speaks during a campaign event at Magnolia Hall at Sun City on Hilton Head, S.C., on Thursday.

[Last modified: Thursday, February 11, 2016 4:17pm]

    

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