Marco Rubio Does What Ted Cruz Couldn't -- Endorse Donald Trump [Video]

Susan Macdonald

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), former presidential candidate, did something Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was unable to do in good conscience. Breitbart reported that Marco Rubio endorsed business executive/reality TV star Donald Trump for president.

"After a long and spirited primary, the time for fighting each other is over. It's time to come together and fight for a new direction for America. It's time to win in November."

I don't even want to be involved. It's a mess. I hate the whole thing.

In a meme that's been making the rounds on Facebook, Mike Wallace asked why Trump supporters thought Cruz's words didn't apply to Trump.

"Here is the most critical question of all for those who didn't like Ted's speech. When he asked people to vote for a candidate who shares your values and would defend the Constitution, why didn't you think he was talking about your candidate?"

Many political analysts fear that Trump will lead to the downfall of the Republican Party. Others point out that the GOP has changed so much over the past few years that even if it survives, it will never be what it was.

"We're going to have to sit down and we're going to have to think about what our party is going to mean to people in the 21st century."
"The Republican Party should just change its name to the Nationalist Party and be done with it. We've lost the Party of Lincoln. I'd advise my sane conservative friends and the politicians with backbone to form a new Conservative Party. Then let the crazies crash and burn. It's your own fault, you made eye contact and invited them in because you wanted to win at all costs. But you didn't really know the price."

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