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Run Marco!': Trump Urges Rubio to Run For Re-election After Months of Mocking Him


"Important to keep the MAJORITY."

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Donald Trump urged Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to reconsider his decision not to run for re-election to the Senate in a late-night tweet Thursday, hours after the Republican lawmaker said he would "certainly" speak on behalf of the presumptive GOP nominee.

Trump wrote, "Poll data shows that Marco Rubio does by far the best in holding onto his Senate seat in Florida. Important to keep the MAJORITY. Run Marco!"

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Rubio, who was a staunch critic of Trump before bowing out of the race for the White House, voiced a sharp turn in rhetoric, telling CNN host Jake Tapper Thursday that he plans to go to the GOP Convention in July, adding, "I want to be helpful. I don’t want to be harmful because I don’t want Hillary Clinton to be president."

Trump then echoed that major turnaround. But the history between the two men is anything but friendly.

In one of the most reported moments of the primary contest, Trump mocked Rubio's famous water bottle gaffe during a rally in Texas, sloshing around an open bottle of water, shouting, "It's Rubio!"

During the heat of his battle against the billionaire businessman, Rubio sought to capitalize on the anti-Trump sentiment, even selling several products bearing the hashtag #NeverTrump.

And there was no love lost on Trump's Twitter account, either, where he frequently suggested Rubio, who he nicknamed "Little Marco," was a "lightweight" and part of the "establishment."

All in all, this latest development from both camps seems to be an effort to bring the many sections of the fractured Republican Party together around the GOP nominee.

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