Sen. Marco Rubio who recently reneged on his promise not to run for re-election to his Senate seat in Florida, was asked in many different ways by CBS' Face The Nation host John Dickerson, if Donald Trump was qualified to handle complicated national security issues, which includes our nuclear codes.
Rubio tied to pull a "Gingrich" on Dickerson by refusing to the specific answer and instead offered up a different scenario.
This forced the host to take a different route.
Dickerson said, "Let me try it another way. The presidency on national security issues sometimes comes down to one person by themselves in a room alone, no matter how much advice they have gotten. On those tough decisions, whether it's about the nuclear codes or about the other kinds of decisions a single president can make, do you think that Donald Trump has better character and judgment in those alone situations than Hillary Clinton?"
That's a pretty simple question to ask for most people, but not Rubio.
Instead of throwing his support behind the presumptive Republican presidential candidate of 2016, Rubio said that it was up to Trump to make the case to convince him in the next three months, "So, that's the challenge Donald has over the next two, three months."
I thought Donald Trump has been making his case for the presidency since he escalated down to his announcement speech at Trump Tower.
Dickerson wouldn't back down, "Well, what does Senator Rubio think?"
Instead, Rubio replied, "Well, but there's a campaign. So, that's what I'm going to watch now. I know Donald as a primary candidate trying to stand out in a field of 17 people. He is now the Republican nominee. And he's going to have the next three months to go out and make the argument to the American people and help us envision him as president. And these are the kinds of issues that he's going to have to earn people's trust. That's part of the process for anyone who runs."
The primary and the general election campaigns do have certain differences, but not on the topic of "judgement and character." The truth shouldn't have to hurt!
If Rubio is horrified at a Trump presidency, why did he say he would vote for him?