Monday in an interview with NPR, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) responded to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump calling him a “clown” at the Values Voter Summit on Friday.
“Well look, I’m not interested in the back and forth to be a member or a part of his freak show,” Rubio said. “I would just say this — he is a very sensitive person. He doesn’t like to be criticized. He responds to criticism very poorly. He had a speech in South Carolina to an empty crowd. He got booed on Friday at that Values Voter Summit. His poll numbers have taken a beating, and he was embarrassed on national television at the debate by Carly Fiorina and others.”
“But this election is not going to be about Donald Trump,” he continued. “He thinks it is. But it’s not about him. It has to be about the issues confronting our country. And my sense of it is that every time issues become prominent, he will say something outrageous or do something outrageous so that he doesn’t have to talk about the issues.”