Marco Rubio held his own against Donald Trump during the latest Republican debate at the University of Houston on Thursday, February 25 — and the crowd loved it.
The Florida senator, 44, delivered an all too familiar blow after trying to get the front-runner to disclose his health plan.
“When you get rid of the lines, it brings in competition,” Trump, 69, noted. “So instead of having one insurance company taking care of New York or Texas, you’ll have many. They’ll compete. And it will be a beautiful thing.”
Rubio replied, “Right, and what — so that’s the only part of the plan? Just the lines. The interstate competition?”
Trump replied, “The nice part about — You have many different plans. You’ll have competition. You’ll have so many different plans.”
Smiling to himself, Rubio quipped to the crowd: “Now he’s repeating himself.”
The audience erupted in laughter — and it was obvious why. Chris Christie, who dropped out of the presidential race on February 10, previously called out Rubio for repeating himself at the New Hampshire primary on February 6.
Like Rubio then, Trump didn’t seem too thrilled with the jab on Thursday night.
“No, I’m not — no, no, no, no. No, no, no. I don’t repeat myself,” Trump said. “I don’t repeat myself.”
But Rubio didn’t stop there. “I saw you repeat yourself five times five seconds ago,” he added. “I see him repeat himself every night. He says five things: Everyone’s dumb, he’s gonna make America great again, we’re gonna win win win, he’s winning in the polls and the lines around the state.”
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