Marco Rubio finally gave in to common sense and has dropped out of the race for the White House after last night’s brutal loss in Florida. So what’s his next step? To stop Trump from getting the GOP nomination.
The Florida senator brought his bid for the White House to an end, saying it ‘wasn’t God’s plan’, but his campaign insisted he would join the movement to stop the media mogul from becoming Commander-In-Chief.
Rubio was at the podium speaking for around 12 minutes before he finally announced the news.
‘And so, while it is not God’s plan that I be president in 2016 or maybe ever, and while today my campaign is suspended, the fact that I’ve ever come this far is evidence of how special America truly is,’ the senator told the crowd, many of whom yelled up to Rubio that he should fight on for the nomination until the convention.
Rubio characterized his run as upbeat and begged Americans to ‘not give into the fear, do not give into the frustration.’
‘This is the right way forward for our county,’ he said of his positive message. ‘But after tonight it is clear that we are on the right side. This year we will not be on the winning side.’
Rubio’s fate was sealed as soon as Florida’s polls closed at 8pm
The state was immediately called for Trump.
With 97 percent of the vote in, the billionaire frontrunner had bested Rubio by 46 to 27 percent.
Rubio’s campaign said the politician, who hadn’t planned to run for re-election in the Senate, would join the Stop Trump movement.
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