After an debate performance that encouraged his supporters, Marco Rubio began his final drive to Tuesday’s key primary in Florida by stepping up his attacks against Donald Trump, once again questioning Trump’s lack of experience and decision making as a possible Commander in Chief.
“Donald Trump is not ready for the test,” Rubio said at a news conference with Jewish leaders, as Rubio echoed arguments he made again in Thursday night’s debate that raised red flags on Trump’s “neutral” policy in dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
As for his prospects in this crucial winner-take-all state, Rubio was sounding a bit like a candidate who was down in the polls, steering clear of bad poll numbers.
“I’m not concerned about polls. The only poll I’m concerned about is the one on Tuesday,” Rubio said, echoing comments made by Jeb Bush in South Carolina, just days before he finished far back of Donald Trump.
“I’m open the one thing, and that’s winning Florida on Tuesday,” Rubio added.
After rampant rumors earlier in the week that Rubio was ready to quit, his campaign issued a full schedule for Saturday, as the Florida Senator says he’s ready to barnstorm his way around his home state until the Tuesday vote.
“I can tell you that in Florida, I’m the only one who can beat Donald Trump,” Rubio told reporters.
“We’re going to find out Tuesday,” Rubio said, still hoping to cook up a late comeback.