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Donald Trump Slams Marco Rubio As 'Overrated' And Less Attractive Than Him

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 3/11/2015 Lydia O'Connor
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GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump made Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) his punching bag in an interview Monday with Bloomberg, even going so far as to declare himself better looking than his competitor in the primary. 

In the sit-down with Bloomberg's "With All Due Respect," the celebrity hotelier called Rubio "overrated" at least three times. A Monmouth University poll released the same day found the senator has tripled his support since September and sits in third place for the nomination behind retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and front-runner Trump.

"He's nowhere in the polls," Trump said. "Personally, I don't think he's going to make it. I called him a lightweight. I said at one point he was a lightweight. And I don't mean to be insulting, but I do describe people somehow well."

Trump also complained about the attention Rubio was getting for his looks. 

"I watched somebody on [MSNBC's Morning Joe] show this morning and he's fawning over him," Trump said. "He says how handsome [Rubio] is. I don't know, I think I'm better-looking than he is. Am I better-looking than him?"

In another blow not seen in the clip, Bloomberg reported, Trump recycled a previous jab that Rubio sweats too much

“[Rubio] is the one that sweats the most,” Trump said. “He’s the youngest but I have never seen any human being sweat like that.”

In October, CNN reported, the Trump campaign sent Rubio a "care package" of towels and water with a note reading, "Since you're always sweating, we thought you could use some water. Enjoy!"

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