Marco Rubio and Donald Trump, once bitter rivals, are on the road to recovery as the two seem to be building a new alliance as Trump heads into his role as the Republican nominee.
Rubio’s recent decision to speak on behalf of Trump at the Republican convention has seemed a bit suspicious in motives, but has only echoed the actions of every other prominent Republican leader as of late.
Those who once condemned Trump for somewhat opposing all they stood for have somehow managed to find a common ground with the billionaire and are now standing behind him in an attempt to patch up the party that seemed virtually divided not too long ago.
“Donald Trump will sign the repeal of Obamacare. She (Hillary Clinton) won’t,” Rubio told reporters Thursday as he jusitified his purposes for backing up Trump. “I want the successor to Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court to be a conservative. I believe that’s the kind of judge that he’ll appoint, and I know she won’t. I want someone that will defend life. I know he will and she won’t.”
But, many aren’t letting him off the hook that easy.
“Stop Excusing Republicans Like Rubio For Supporting Trump Because Of A Stupid, Worthless Pledge,” read a tweet from the conservative blog Red State, in reference to Rubio’s frequent promise during the campaign to get behind the eventual Republican nominee.
Despite their past differences, it seems the two are really coming together for the sake of a Republican victory, and quite frankly, it’s understandable.
“We were competitors,” said Rubio on Trump. “I don’t dislike him. I don’t have any negative feelings about him personally. I disagree with a lot of his positions. That was well established during the campaign. I also think he happens to be substantially better than Hillary Clinton.”