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Marco Rubio has a message for Hollywood stars protesting Trump

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Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a Republican who has not been the most enthusiastic supporter of President Donald Trump, has a message for all those Hollywood types protesting the new administration.

"We've got to just take care of the country. We'll see how it all plays out," Rubio told TMZ in response to a question about some celebrities — most recently, Charlie Sheen — saying Trump will be impeached.

Trump has been in the White House for about a month and, in the weeks since he took the oath of office, many of Tinseltown's biggest names have come out against the Republican president. At the Golden Globes last month, Meryl Streep ripped Trump for being a "bully," and last week, during a speech at a Human Rights Campaign gala, she slammed the president's "catastrophic instinct to retaliate," referring to his Twitter tirade against her speech weeks before.

On Inauguration Day, Debra Messing "joined millions of Americans" committing themselves to Wall of Us, an advocacy group with the goal "to make it simply irresistible for Americans to become active participants in rebuilding our democracy."

In a video tweet that has since been deleted, Messing took the oath of office as a form of protest against Trump's hardline stances on issues like immigration.

And, of course, in December, several actors came together to create a video urging members of the Electoral College to vote against Trump to block him from ever becoming the president.

While Hollywood has been busy opposing Trump at every turn, Rubio is urging them to knock it off.

"We're pretty divided right now, you know, as a country," he said. "I think it's alright to disagree on things. We gotta figure out things we can work together on. In the end, I'm not going anywhere, the other people aren't going anywhere — we're gonna be in America together."

"We might as well make it work," he continued. "And on the things we disagree on, we can have a debate about them. But on things we can kind of make progress on, we should try. That's what I'm gonna try to do. I hope it works."

While Rubio, who was a Republican contender for president, ultimately voted for Trump, he was adamantly opposed to the president on the campaign trial. He frequently called Trump a "con man" who should not be trusted with the nuclear codes.

However, he honored his commitment to support whoever earned the GOP nomination: "I signed a pledge, put my name on it, and said I would support the Republican nominee, and that's what I intend to do."

In his most recent challenge to the Trump administration, Rubio grilled Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during his conformation hearings last month on Russian President Vladimir Putin's record. When the Florida lawmaker asked Tillerson if Putin is a "war criminal," he replied: "I would not use that term."

Ultimately, though he was unhappy with many of Tillerson's answers regarding Russia, Rubio voted to confirm the secretary of state. Rubio, who noted "reservations" about Tillerson, said Trump "is entitled to significant deference when it comes to his choices for the Cabinet."

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