Friday on Fox New Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said his rival Donald Trump’s attacks on his finances are “ironic” considering Trump has been in charge of businesses that have declared bankruptcy.
Rubio said, “I just find it ironic that Donald Trump had four bankruptcies in his businesses and who is he to attack anybody on finances. I find that ironic. I’m proud of where I come from. I’m proud of what we have been able to achieve. Today my family and I have we have one debt in the world which is the mortgage on our home.”
He continued, “I grew up having to earn everything. I had student loans because my parent couldn’t pay for my school. That’s why I’m passionate about these issues. A lot of what Americans are facing on a daily basis I faced 10 or 15 years ago, in some cases five or eight years ago. That’s why I’m passionate to fight on behalf of people who are struggling. I know what it feels like I grew up paycheck to paycheck.”
He added, “When I bought a house in 2005 like anybody who bought a house in 2005 in Miami, a year and a half later it loss value. I didn’t do anything wrong the Federal Reserve did. Fannie and Freddie did. I know what it feels like for millions of Americans that their house lost value because of reckless behavior by someone else and Wall Street and other places. It makes me passionate to fight on behalf of people who are facing that because I did and because my neighbors did and still are. And you’re right, when you criticize someone for that you’re criticizing millions of Americans who did nothing wrong but lost the value of their home.”