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Marco Rubio and his boots make laughs on The Tonight Show

Sen. Marco Rubio on The Tonight Show

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Sen. Marco Rubio on The Tonight Show



Marco Rubio had just settled into his chair on the set of The Tonight Show when Jimmy Fallon leaned back and kicked his feet up on the desk.

"Do you like my boots?" he asked Rubio.

So it started.

Rubio used the most of his time, telling the national audience how he proposed to his wife at the Empire State Building, inspired by Sleepless in Seattle. He said how his parents arrived in New York in 1956, soon to settle in Miami, and talked of running for president because the American Dream is slipping from regular people.

Asked if it was awkward to run against Jeb Bush, Rubio said, "He's my friend. He'll always be my friend." He talked about his longtime dream job -- other than being president -- which is to be NFL commissioner. "I'm serious," Rubio said. "That's a great job."

About those boots ... Rubio disclosed they're in an "undisclosed location."

[Last modified: Friday, January 22, 2016 8:37am]


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