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Trump: ‘Not Sure’ If Rubio Is Eligible to Run for President


Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was asked to clarify one of things he retweeted in his Twitter feed regarding his opponents, Sens. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), and their eligibility to run for president.


According to Trump, he is “not sure” on the issue of Rubio’s eligibility because he isn’t familiar with Rubio’s circumstances.

Partial transcript as follows:

STEPHANOPOULOS: You’re hitting them pretty hard as well. You actually sent out a retweet yesterday, suggesting that Marco Rubio might be ineligible to be president, a tweet that said both Cruz and Rubio are ineligible to be POTUS.

Do you really believe that?

TRUMP: I think the lawyers have to determine that that — and not — it was a retweet, not so much with Marco. I’m not really that familiar with Marco’s circumstances —


STEPHANOPOULOS: But then why retweet it?

TRUMP: — problem but I think that — because I’m not sure. I mean, let people make their own determination. I know Ted is being now — I think he’s being sued by somebody having nothing to do with me, by the way.

Is being sued by somebody. Maybe it’s in New York, having to do with eligibility —

STEPHANOPOULOS: You’re really not sure that Marco Rubio is eligible to run for president?

You’re really not sure?

TRUMP: I don’t know. I really — I’ve never looked at it, George. I honestly have never looked at it. As somebody said, he’s not. And I retweeted it. I have 14 million people between Twitter and Facebook and Instagram and I retweet things and we start dialogue and it’s very interesting. And maybe that’s why I have 14 million people and others have 200 people, I don’t know.

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