Dick Jokes Just the Latest Low in GOP's Anything Goes 'Presidential' Campaign
Donald Trump has made the 2016 presidentialÂ race the very definition of gutter politics, and after being bullied and beaten, one of his opponents has decided to hit the GOP frontrunner where it hurts. On Sunday, Florida former Tea Party idol and sitting Republican U.S. Senator Marco Rubio suggested toÂ a crowd of college students that his chief opponent has a small penis.
Just two weeks ago, Rubio told Pat Robertson's evangelical Christian reporter at CBN that it "hasn't been hard" to stay positive (video above).Â
"I donâ€™t do the personal stuff," Rubio told David Brody in a sit-down interview. "I donâ€™t do the personal attacks primarily because itâ€™s not who I am, because I think itâ€™s beneath the office that Iâ€™m seeking but also because I donâ€™t want to embarrass my kids. My kids are watching this campaign. I donâ€™t want to do things that will embarrass them now or in the future. I want to be an example to them."
Fast forward to yesterday.
"He's always calling me 'Little Marco,'" Rubio told the students at aÂ rally in Roanoke, Virginia. "And I'll admit ... he's taller than me, he's like 6-2. Which is why I don't understand why his hands are the size of someone who's 5-2."
Of course, many of the students cheered.
"And you know what they say about men with small hands," Rubio quizzed them, gleefully pausing, waiting for the crowd's reaction. "You can't trust 'em!"
Of course, the news media and Twitter exploded:
Marco Rubio implied this morning that Donald Trump has a small dick, and I couldn't be more disappointed. The GOP is descending into chaos.â€” Joshua Thifault (@JoshuaThifault) February 29, 2016
The Republican primary, a figurative dick-measuring contest since time immemorial, has now become a literal one. https://t.co/jGpLIJ3AsDâ€” Eric Levitz (@EricLevitz) February 29, 2016
Prediction: Tomorrow, Trump will challenge Rubio to a literal dick measuring contest. https://t.co/U53l4S0o3Qâ€” Jon Green (@_Jon_Green) February 29, 2016
The video of Marco Rubio telling dick jokes about Trump is even more humiliating than I expectedhttps://t.co/BKNpaXT9Zgâ€” Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) February 29, 2016
The Rubio campaign decided to go negative and decided to jump directly to "Trump has a small dick"â€” Isaiah Breen (@isikbreen) February 29, 2016
Marco Rubio is doing his stand-up routine that includes a joke about Donald Trump having a small dick #politicsâ€” Julie Robertson (@julierobertson_) February 29, 2016
Image: Screenshot via ABC NewsÂ
Rubio video: CBN News