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Christie: Rubio ‘May Have a Great Future, His future Is Just Not Now’

Tuesday on CNN’s “New Day,” Republican presidential hopeful Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) continue his attacks on opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).

Christie said that although he may have a great future, he isn’t prepared for the job as commander-in-chief and he likened him to Barack Obama.

“He’s a nice guy,” Christie said. “I like Marco Rubio. He’s a nice guy. He may have a great future. His future is just not now. Our country is too messed up, Chris, to put someone in there who is a first term United States Senator after coming off seven years of a first-term United States Senator who has never managed anything. Neither has Sen. Rubio.”

Christie alluded to Rubio’s debate performance over the weekend as sign of the junior Florida senator’s weakness.

“In September and October, the lights are going to be very, very bright,” he added. “And when you walk through those bright lights, you either shine or you melt. On Saturday night, Sen. Rubio didn’t perform and I did. And that means I’ll perform against Hillary Clinton. And when you put me in the Oval Office, I’ll perform as president of the United States for the people of this country. That’s what we need.”

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