Rubio Says He’s ‘Not Entirely Proud’ Of Personal Attacks On Trump

March 10, 2016 8:38 a.m.

During an MSNBC town hall on Wednesday night, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) admitted that he’s not proud of launching personal attacks on Donald Trump, mocking the candidate’s hair and hands, prompting Trump to discuss his manhood at a debate.

When asked by an audience member how he can justify attacks on Trump as a Christian, Rubio said that he does not regret criticizing Trump’s policy views and business record, but said he would not launch personal attacks again.

“In terms of things that have to do with personal stuff, yeah, at the end of the day it’s not something I’m entirely proud of. My kids were embarrassed by it, and if I had to do it again I wouldn’t, but not on the other charges, not on the other things,” Rubio said.

When moderator Chuck Todd followed up, Rubio said that he did not want to run that type of campaign.

“First of all, I think he had to be stood up to. I really do believe that. But that said, that’s not the campaign I want to run,” Rubio said. “If that’s what it takes to be president of the United States, then I don’t want to be president.”

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