Marco Rubio repeatedly mocked Donald Trump Friday morning in Dallas, at one point ridiculing him over misspelled tweets and joking that the billionaire businessman may have "wet his pants" over his debate performance.
"What will the conservative movement be like if the front runner now, Donald Trump is put in charge of the conservative movement?" Rubio asked an audience of supporters at his Klyde Warren Park rally. "So last night we had a chance to talk about that. It's time to pull his mask off so people can see what we are dealing with here. What we are dealing with her my friends is a con artist."
Rubio paced the stage and echoed the themes of Thursday night's GOP debate.
He questioned Trump's business background, his ability to lead the nation, and called the billionaire businessman a "con artist" who has spent decades "sticking it to the little guy."
"You all have friends that are thinking of voting for Donald Trump. Friends do not let friends vote for con artists," he said.
He also read from a series of Trump insults on Twitter from earlier Friday that were misspelled.
"What does Donald Trump do when things go wrong? He takes to Twitter," Rubio said. "Let's read some. You'll have fun."
Rubio continued: "Number one. Here's the first one. 'Lightweight Marco Rubio was working hard last night.' This is true. 'The problem is he is a chocker. And once a chocker, always a choker.' I guess that's what he meant to say."
"He spelled choker c-h-o-k-e-r. Chocker," Rubio said, himself misspelling the word.
Rubio went on to accuse Trump of having a meltdown backstage during commercial breaks.
"First he had this little makeup thing applying makeup to his mustache because he had one of those sweat mustaches," Rubio said. "Then he asked for a full-length mirror. I don't know why because the podium goes up to here. He wanted a full length mirror -- maybe to make sure his pants were't wet. I don't know."
Rubio also mocked Trump for misspelling "lightweight" and "honor" in other post-debate tweets.
Trump fired back Friday during a press conference where he announced the New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's endorsement that Rubio was the one who was using makeup to cover up his sweat.
"I said 'easy with the makeup. You don't need that much,'" Trump said. "He looked like he just came out of a swimming pool."
The event was scheduled to begin at 9 a.m., but Rubio didn't take the stage until nearly 10 a.m. He asked supporters to get out the vote.
"I'm here to ask you, not just for your vote, I'm asking you to go out and get other people to vote for me. You have four days to change their minds," said Rubio at the end of his nearly 30 minute speech. "And if you do, you will make me president and when I'm president we will do what needs to be done and we will leave for our children what Americans always leave for their children, the single greatest nation in the history of all of man kind. Thank you Dallas."
Meanwhile, his allies are prepared to spend millions on new attack ads in key states, promising an aggressive and well-funded takedown effort the morning after the Republican front-runner was knocked on his heels on the debate stage.
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