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Marco Rubio Calls Donald Trump a 'Con Artist' Who 'Spent a Career Sticking It to Working Americans


"We are not going to turn over the conservative movement to a con artist."

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 25: Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) reacts to a point by Donald Trump during the Republican presidential debate at the Moores School of Music at the University of Houston on February 25, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The debate is the last before the March 1 Super Tuesday primaries. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo-Pool/Getty Images)

During an interview on NBC's "Today" Friday morning, Republican presidential candidate Florida Sen. Marco Rubio continued his line of attack against rival Donald Trump that began during the CNN GOP presidential debate the night before, painting the Manhattan businessman as a “con artist” who has led the American people and conservative voters into believing that he is someone that he is not.

“We're on the verge of having someone take over the conservative movement and the Republican Party who is a con artist,” Rubio said. “His target audience is working Americans who are really struggling over the last few years in this economy. He's spent a career sticking it to working Americans.”

"We are not going to turn over the conservative movement to a con artist who is telling people one thing but has spent 40 years sticking it to working Americans and now claims to be their champion," Rubio said.

Rubio acknowledged that he is an “underdog” in the race but added that he is working to do well on Super Tuesday.

“I prefer not to have a fight and argument with other Republicans, but Donald, as he reminds everyone, has done very well in the early states,” Rubio said.

When asked if it was his “strategy” to wait until “the 11th hour” to attack Trump in order that his arguments would be fresh in the minds of voters on Super Tuesday, Rubio replied that it was simply a matter of “when the debate is.”

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