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Rubio mailed it in here—and people didn’t like it.

In the wake of President Donald Trump‘s reported “shithole” comments, members of Congress have spoken out vociferously against him. But Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who Trump has taken pleasure in belittling, offered this timid response.

Earlier, Rubio sent out a string of tweets about the accomplishments of Haitians, who Trump reportedly said lived in a “shithole” country.

Rubio’s weak response wasn’t satisfying for people online who couldn’t believe he wouldn’t say President Trump’s name.

People who were also unbelievably shocked that was the strongest denouncement Rubio could muster.

https://twitter.com/Anthony/status/951845028460138497

That Rubio refuses to name the president in his tweets stands in stark contrast to Trump himself, who seemed to take joy in publicly insulting Rubio throughout the primary.

Trump later changed his derogatory nickname for Rubio from “Little” to L-I-D-D-L-E. Rubio, for his part, has mostly praised the administration on Twitter.

David Covucci

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