Donald Trump and Sen. Marco Rubio have amped up their disputes since the polls are tightening and today Marco Rubio referred to The Donald on NPR's Morning Edition as a "freak show."
Sen. Marco Rubio says he wants no part of Donald Trump's "freak show," as the Republican presidential hopeful continues to throw jabs at the front-runner.
The two candidates have battled through sound bites for the past week, after essentially staying muted on each other for most of the campaign. As Rubio has enjoyed a marked boost in the polls since his performance in the second debate, Trump has gone after Rubio with insults including calling him a "kid" and dinging his voting record this year.
The Florida senator has willingly dished it back at Trump, calling him unserious and "touchy." That continued in an NPR interview on Monday.
"I'm not interested in the back and forth to be a member or part of his freak show," Rubio told NPR.
But despite that statement, Rubio quickly ticked off a list of Trump's recent foibles, including mentioning a speech in South Carolina that had many empty seats and Trump getting booed at Friday's Value Voters Summit when he called Rubio a "clown."
"He is a very sensitive person," Rubio said. "He doesn't like to be criticized. He responds to criticism very poorly. ... His poll numbers have taken a beating, and he was embarrassed on national television at the debate by Carly Fiorina and others."
This is getting good.