Rubio: Many Republicans Won’t Criticize Trump Because ‘It Means Siding With’ the Media
If you’re wondering why more Republicans on Capitol Hill don’t speak out against President Trump, well, Marco Rubio says the answer is quite simple: the media.
His explanation comes after new poll numbers found that most Republicans (an astonishing 93%) think the media intentionally pushes fake news.
Rubio took to Twitter in response to say Republicans aren’t more publicly critical of the President, “even when they don’t agree with him,” because of the media:
Many Republicans won’t criticize Trump even when they don’t agree with him b/c it means siding with a media that nevers cuts him a break,turns even little things he does into an act of evil,are also unfair to them & in the end will still attack you anyway https://t.co/jv3A18ka4V
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 27, 2018
And people agreed, but didn’t find the admission to necessarily be a good thing:
This is an odd tweet. The message is a fair one, but it’s also a pretty stark admission that leading Republicans are unwilling to speak to their convictions because empowering a media with whom they disagree is of more concern than confronting a President with whom they disagree. https://t.co/nWbn0hzOzI
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) June 27, 2018
Let me fix this for u, Marco:
Many Republicans, including u, won’t criticize Trump even when they know he’s dividing the country, cheapening the Presidency, diminishing America’s standing, causing unspeakable pain to families, & is all around horrible, BECAUSE THEY HAVE NO SPINE https://t.co/bicB15bsfH
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) June 27, 2018
This as perfect an explanation of the entire GOP and the mechanics of its coalition as you’ll find. https://t.co/GHTQJDmfBC
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 27, 2018
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