After a fundraiser email on Monday, Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio drew immediate backlash from Twitter users.
Rubio’s email to his supporters bragged about being mentioned by former President Donald Trump on his new website, which is actually just a blog.
“I was lucky enough to be one of his first posts!” the email said.
Twitter users took the opportunity to mock Rubio ruthlessly for being such a bootlicker of a guy who has a one-term, twice-impeached, historically unpopular President, who Rubio actually referred to as a “con man” in the past.
Here’s a sampling of the Twitter mockery:
Rubio’s bootlicking for Trump is not a new development. He recently made headlines when he whined about a Biden official cursing, without seeing the irony of his support for a man who used the filthiest language of any president in modern memory in Donald Trump.
When then-incoming Deputy Chief of Staff for Biden, Jen O’Mally Dillon said the following, Rubio tweeted his outrage:
“In the primary, people would mock [Biden], like, ‘You think you can work with Republicans?’ I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of f*ckers. Mitch McConnell is terrible. But this sense that you couldn’t wish for that, you couldn’t wish for this bipartisan ideal? He rejected that. From start to finish, he set out with this idea that unity was possible, that together we are stronger, that we, as a country, need healing, and our politics needs that too.”
In the wake of the 2020 election, there was some buzz in D.C. that the former President’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, might challenge Rubio’s 2022 bid for reelection. It didn’t end up happening, and now Rubio can be sure that he has Trump’s backing, as the Hill reports:
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“It is my honor to give U.S. Senator Marco Rubio my Complete and Total Endorsement,” Trump said in a statement. “Marco has been a tireless advocate for the people of Florida, fighting to cut taxes, supporting our Second Amendment, our Military and our Vets, a strong national defense, and all of the forgotten men and women of America.”