Many analysts and observers of the political race have wondered if former Republican presidential candidates would start lending more helping hands to presumptive nominee Donald Trump. Some have remained resistant, but now a former presidential hopeful who has been in numerous disputes with Trump is now lending his official support.
Senator Marco Rubio, believe it or not, is hopping aboard the Trump Train. If asked to, Rubio has confirmed he will speak on behalf of his former rival at the Republican convention in Cleveland in July.
“Yes – I’d certainly, yes,” Rubio said when asked if he would speak for Trump. “I want to be helpful. I don’t want to be harmful because I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president. Look, my policy differences with Donald Trump – I spent 11 months talking about them. So I think they’re well understood. That said, I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president. If there’s something I can do to help that from happening, and it’s helpful to the cause, I’d most certainly be honored to be considered for that.”
Rubio also said he would release the 167 delegates he secured in winning the Minnesota, Puerto Rico and District of Columbia primaries. However, Rubio made clear he would not pursue to be his running mate, although Trump kind of already made that clear last week.
Trump showed support for Rubio to re-run in the upcoming Senate race, tweeting: