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Trump Touts Marco Rubio’s Defense of Him Against ‘Haters’: Their ‘Irrational Hostility’ Helps Him

Donald Trump and Marco Rubio were once arch nemeses: in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, Trump dubbed the Florida senator “Lil Marco” and Rubio fired back by mocking the size of the New Yorker’s penis.

But Trump is president now, and lawmakers who defy him go the way of Mark Sanford. That might help to explain Rubio’s embrace of his old foe, in the form of anti-anti-Trumpism.

“Trump haters still haven’t realized how much they help him with their condescension of those who either voted for him or don’t share their hatred of him,” Rubio tweeted Monday morning. “And how much they help him with their irrational hostility towards those who work for him.”

Trump gave that post a coveted retweet.

Rubio’s tweet comes after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant in Virginia because of her work for the administration, causing an uproar that has stretched into the new week.

The Florida senator continued with a diatribe against political tribalism:

Relive a simpler time, here.

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