WASHINGTON – Instead of issuing a traditional response to questions about President Trump's "shithole" remark, Sen. Marco Rubio issued a seven-part missive on Twitter that did not directly address the rhetoric.

Rubio's comments came after a string of reaction from other Florida officials strongly condemning Trump's characterization.

The Florida Republican and 2016 presidential contender made an argument for merit-based immigration, vs. the family system his parents used, but also said people from "troubled" countries should be allowed in.

Here's his reaction: