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Trump "had one of those sweat mustaches": Rubio

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 01:27

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio fires back at Donald Trump, saying he had a ''sweat mustache'' at the debate and says Trump asked for a mirror backstage ''maybe to make sure his pants weren't wet.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says front-runner Donald Trump had a meltdown at the previous night's debate and said he asked for a mirror backstage, "maybe to make sure his pants weren't wet." During a rally in Dallas, Texas on Friday (February 26) Rubio called Trump a "con artist," adding "friends don't let friends vote for con artists". Rubio's comments echoed the attacks he and fellow senator and candidate Ted Cruz made on Trump during Thursday's heated televised debate in Texas, one of 11 U.S. states set to vote in nominating contests on Tuesday. Trump, in a post on Twitter Friday morning, fired back by saying: "Lightweight Marco Rubio was working hard last night. The problem is, he is a choker, and once a choker, always a chocker (sic)! Mr. Meltdown." Rubio fired back at Trump during the Texas rally saying, "He went back stage, he was having a meltdown. First he had this little makeup thing, applying like, makeup around his mustache because he had one of those sweat mustaches. Then he asked for a full length mirror. I don't know why because the podium goes up to here but he wanted a full length mirror. Maybe to make sure his pants weren't wet." Rubio pointed out spelling mistakes in three of Trump's Tweets saying, "Just like Trump Tower, he must have hired a foreign worker to do his own Tweets," With Trump leading in opinion polls in nearly all of the "Super Tuesday" contests, Republicans are recognizing the brash mogul and reality television star is likely to be their nominee even as Rubio and Cruz try to shake up the race ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio fires back at Donald Trump, saying he had a "sweat mustache" at the debate and he asked for a mirror backstage ", "maybe to make sure his pants weren't wet."

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Trump "had one of those sweat mustaches": Rubio

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 01:27