Wednesday on NBC’s “Today,” Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) insisted that despite his win in the New Hampshire Republican Primary on Tuesday, current party front-runner Donald Trump would not be the Republican nominee.
Host Matt Lauer asked, “You saw the margin of victory for Donald Trump. John Kasich had a good night. In your heart, do you think anyone can get Donald Trump from getting the nomination right now?”
Rubio said, “Sure, Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican nominee. New Hampshire has been a state badly hurt by losing jobs to China, closing of mills, loss of manufacturing base and Donald Trump tapped into that. That’s an important topic and needs to be discussed, without a doubt. But ultimately to be president, you can’t go around telling people what’s wrong you have to tell people how you’re going to fix it. We just had a conversation about depth. Where is the policy idea about how we’re going to bring manufacturing back? It’s not enough to say you’re going to do it. Voters need to know how you’re going to do it. I don’t know how you continue to run a campaign from South Carolina and beyond without specifically outlining policy ideas on these issues … I can tell you we have a plan. I know exactly how we’ll bring manufacturing back. That’s why we need energy reform. That’s why we need tax reform. Our tax code here is among the most expensive in the industrialized world. That’s why we need regulatory reform. They put Americans at a disadvantage competitively globally. There’s going to be a real focus on policy and we’ll see how people step up. They have to step up and outline their solutions to these problems.”
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