Rubio Turns Christie Barb On Trump: ‘Now He’s Repeating Himself’ (VIDEO)

The GOP debate audience erupted in laughter Thursday when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) flipped the barb that had skewered Rubio in the last debate and sued it on Donald Trump.

After Rubio was blasted earlier this month by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for a “memorized, 25-second speech” on Obama in which he repeated the same line three times, Rubio took the opportunity to call out Trump for the parroting practice.

“Now he’s repeating himself,” Rubio pointed out when Trump was trying to explain a health care policy point.

“No, I’m not — no, no, no, no,” Trump said, drowned out by audience laughter. “I don’t repeat myself. I don’t repeat myself.”

Trump wouldn’t let Rubio hit him without fighting back.

“Talking about repeating. I watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago,” Trump said. ” I watched him. I watched him melt down on the stage like I’ve never seen anybody.”

Dear Reader,

When we asked recently what makes TPM different from other outlets, readers cited factors like honesty, curiosity, transparency, and our vibrant community. They also pointed to our ability to report on important stories and trends long before they are picked up by mainstream outlets; our ability to contextualize information within the arc of history; and our focus on the real-world consequences of the news.

Our unique approach to reporting and presenting the news, however, wouldn’t be possible without our readers’ support. That’s not just marketing speak, it’s true: our work would literally not be possible without readers deciding to become members. Not only does member support account for more than 80% of TPM’s revenue, our members have helped us build an engaged and informed community. Many of our best stories were born from reader tips and valuable member feedback.

We do what other news outlets can’t or won’t do because our members’ support gives us real independence.

If you enjoy reading TPM and value what we do, become a member today.

Latest Livewire
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Director of Audience:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: