Rubio: Trump ‘Needs To Stop’ Racially Charged Attacks On Judge

June 6, 2016 1:49 p.m.

Former 2016 rival Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Monday that presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump’s continuing jabs at a federal judge are “wrong” and called on the businessman to stop attacking the judge’s ethnicity.

WFTV’s Christopher Heath tweeted highlights of Rubio’s interview with the Orlando news station.

“I think it’s wrong,” Rubio said about Trump’s attacking U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is presiding over two of the lawsuits pending against Trump University, as “Mexican.” “He needs to stop saying it.”

“That man is an American,” the Florida senator also said, as quoted by Heath. “I don’t think it reflects well on the Republican Party [and] I don’t think it reflects well on us as a nation.”

Rubio, who isn’t running for re-election to his Senate seat, has repeatedly said he would back the Republican presidential nominee, even if it’s Trump, but has not endorsed the real estate mogul.

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