Rubio: Trump Will Improve ‘As He Settles Into This Role’

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In an interview on WGN radio that aired Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said that Donald Trump will refine his policy views once he begins having access to better information as the nominee.

The senator made the comments when host Steve Cochran asked, “How concerned are you about his ability to do the job regardless of how you feel about Hillary?”

“I view the Senate as a place that can always act as a check and balance on whoever the next president is,” Rubio first said in response.

He then said that Trump’s views will change once he has a better understanding of the issues facing the United States.

“I also think there’s something to be said for, once you’re actually in that position, once you’re actually working at this thing, and you’re in there, and you start to have access to information that perhaps you didn’t have before, especially for someone who’s never been in politics, I think it starts to impact your views a little bit,” Rubio said.

“And that’s my sense of it, as he settles into this role as the nominee and ultimately the president, that the access to these issues is going to begin to, in some ways, kind of shape some of the policy positions given reality versus perhaps what you might read about on a blog somewhere,” he continued. “So I think that’s gonna be a real factor.”

Cochran asked Rubio, “How much of that though is hope?”

“It’s an open question in some ways, but in the other way I would say to you we know exactly what we’re gonna get with Hillary Clinton,” Rubio replied. “To me, that’s even more concerning.”

H/t Buzzfeed News

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