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Marco Rubio Now Says He Doesn't Know If He Can Support Donald Trump As GOP Nominee

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 12/03/2016 Sam Levine
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appeared to shift his language on Saturday, as he said it was getting harder for him to support Republican presidential rival Donald Trump as the nominee.

Rubio wavered when he was asked at a campaign event whether he would still support the Republican presidential front-runner if he was the nominee.

"I don't know. I mean, I already talked about the fact that I think Hillary Clinton would be terrible for this country. But the fact that you're even asking me that question, I still at this moment continue to intend to support the Republican nominee, but it's getting harder every day," he said.

That's a break from Rubio's comments in last week's GOP debate, when he said unequivocally he would support Trump because he was a better alternative than the Democrats.

"I will support Donald if he's the Republican nominee and let me tell you why. Because the Democrats have two people left in the race, one of them is a socialist," he said. "America doesn't want to be a socialist country. If you want to be a socialist country then move to a socialist country. The other one is under FBI investigation."

Rubio's Republican rivals have all pledged to support Trump -- a move that some say undermines their attacks against him.

His comments came just days ahead of Tuesday's Florida primary, which he needs to win to stay viable in the presidential race. 

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