After his embarrassing double-digit defeat to Donald Trump in his home state’s March GOP presidential primary, current one-term Florida Senator Marco made it clear that he would not seek re-election. However, after the horrific mass shooting at the Pulse LGBTQ nightclub in Orlando, Rubio discovered a change of heart (opportunity) and announced that he would seek re-election after all.
On Wednesday, hoping to get a “Trump Bump” for supporters of newly crowned GOP Presidential nominee, Rubio sent a very stilted and robotic taped message to endorse Donald Trump officially.
In his message Rubio praised Trump and slammed President Obama and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
Donald Trump is committed to cut taxes, curb spending, and get our national debt under control,” he said. “Unlike Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump takes seriously the threats from Islamic radicals and is committed to rebuilding our military.”
“After a long and spirited primary, the time for fighting each other is over,” Rubio said at the end of his speech.
The scene from Hunger Games shows one kidnapped character named Peeta reading a statement praising the evil dictator and his government while denouncing the rebellion he formally fought for.
Meanwhile, his friends at the rebel base, which includes Jennifer Lawrence’s character Katniss Everdeen, suspect that their former comrade had been brainwashed and tortured into making the video.
Slate’s team mashed parts of Rubio’s speech and matched scenes that show Everdeen and her rebel compatriots reacting to Rubio’s speech as though he were their brainwashed comrade. And the results were amazing. Take a look.
Hopefully, this November, Florida voters will eliminate Rubio’s political career, and we can watch his name read like a fallen Hunger Games competitor.
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