Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said Friday that rival Donald Trump needs to re-evaluate how he talks about Muslims because a president’s rhetoric has “life and death consequences.”
“I know people like it that Donald Trump says whatever he wants and whatever they feel like saying. Presidents cannot say anything they want,” Rubio said during an appearance on CNN’s “New Day.” “Presidents have to understand that their words have consequences, often life and death consequences, for real people in the real world.”
Rubio said Trump wouldn’t be a “good commander-in-chief” if he’s unable to face all of America’s armed service members, including those who are Muslims.
“How are you going to face them as commander-in-chief, knowing you’re going around saying all Muslims hate the United States? I don’t think you’re going to be able to be a good commander-in-chief,” he said.
At Thursday night’s debate, Rubio said defending Muslims isn’t about “being politically correct.”