Reading that a prominent Republican is calling on the mainstream media to report the “truth” about anti-Trump demonstrators — that they are often paid protesters — comes as no surprise.
However, his identity is.
It’s something you’d expect someone like Chris Christie to say. Certainly not a guy who has previously accused the Republican front runner of stirring up trouble and bringing these riotous demonstrations on himself.
Believe it or not, though, the man issuing that challenge to journalists is none other than “Lil’ Marco.”
Breitbart.com has the story:
Sen. Marco Rubio is criticizing the media, urging it to report the truth about violent protests at Donald Trump rallies.
“Hope media will start to report truth, many of the violent protestors [at Donald Trump] events are ‘professional protestors,’ not grassroots,” he said on Twitter early this morning.
Rubio added that there was a “whole industry of professional disrupters who go to events to disrupt them knowing cameras will gravitate to them.”
“These protests [are] not organic,” he said.
Rubio’s comments are starkly different than his reaction to the protests in Chicago when the Florida senator was still running against Trump for the Republican nomination for president.
“I’m telling you, that this boiling point that we have now reached has been fed largely by the fact that we have a frontrunner in my party who has fed into language that basically justifies physically assaulting people who disagree with you,” Rubio said in a press conference the morning after the riots in Chicago in March.
What brought on this change of tune? Is Marco Rubio fishing for a spot in a Trump administration?
And who will be the next #NeverTrump favorite to defect?