Senator and presidential candidate Marco Rubio (R-FL) had some very tough words for his GOP presidential rival, Donald Trump. Rubio appeared on Fox News with Martha MacCallum this past Wednesday when he made an interesting argument about Donald Trump’s focus on illegal immigration. Rubio charged that Trump had only decided to be strongly against illegal immigration in an effort to win the GOP nomination. Rubio claimed that Trump was as liberal as President Obama on illegal immigration just a few short years ago.
“First of all, Donald was a supporter of amnesty and of the DREAM Act and he changed his position on those issues just to run for president.
Immigration is a very legitimate issue. We’re not going to be able to pass a comprehensive approach to the immigration problem. The votes don’t exist. We tried that two years ago. The votes aren’t there. Even less now after two unconstitutional executive orders, after the migratory crisis on the border.”
While Donald Trump’s fans might not want to believe it, Rubio is right, and here is the proof.
So at his New York penthouse office atop Trump Tower, he convened a meeting.
Trump ushered in a pair of men — one to talk about the awards and a Democratic strategist who works with nonprofits — and three young DREAMer activists. The DREAMers were on a tour sharing their stories with those less likely to support them, like tea party supporters.
Trump, according to four attendees who recounted the meeting to BuzzFeed News, talked about how rich he is (“This is the best view in New York!”), the golf courses he was building around the world, and about each prospective Republican candidate (“What do you think about Jeb Bush?”) and whether Latinos liked them…
Trump said he knew the work of undocumented people is what makes his golf courses and hotels great.
“At the end of the day, what we’re looking at is a value proposition for America,” Tijerino said to Trump at the end of the meeting, referring to immigration legislation.
“You’ve convinced me,” Trump said to the delight of the activists in the room.
“We all smiled at each other and said, ‘Wow, we did it, we got this guy to change his mind,’” Pacheco said.
Two years later, they see a showman just playing to the crowd.
Rubio also responded to Donald Trump’s attacks on his personal finances by saying that he thought it was ironic that Trump would attack his finances when Trump is the only candidate in the race who has declared bankruptcy!
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 5, 2015