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Rubio: 'It's time to come together'

20

July

 Marco Rubio delivered a short, taped video speech at the convention, using it to blast Hillary Clinton and offering somewhat measured praise for Donald Trump.

"After a long and spirited primary, the time for fighting each other is over," he siad. "It's time to come together and fight for a new direction for America."

Before and during Rubio's speech, Democrats issued emails recounting his campaign trail criticism of Trump.

"During the presidential primary, Rubio (quite correctly) implied that Trump is racist and called Trump a 'con artist' who is 'wholly unprepared to be president of the United States,': said the liberal American Bridge. "Even now, Rubio doesn't believe Trump can be counted on to be a composed, mature leader -- and he still doesn't think Trump can be trusted with the nuclear codes. Yet here's Rubio, shilling for a man he once mocked for having small hands, wetting his pants, and being 'orange.' "

[Last modified: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 9:44pm]

    

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