Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is quickly facing a threat — and it ruined his Monday morning.
The well-known Florida Republican senator butted heads with President Donald Trump leading up to the 2016 election.
Rubio has since been criticized by Trump supporters during the president’s first term over insufficient loyalty to the White House.
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Now, Rubio faces an emerging challenge from the Trump family.
First Daughter Ivanka Trump could be aiming to take Rubio’s senate seat following her move to Florida.
She and husband Jared Kushner recently purchased a multi-million dollar plot of land in Biscayne Bay, Florida. They’ve bought the “billionaire bunker,” reports say. According to The Express, the sale is still pending.
Inside sources have reported that Ms. Trump definitively has the itch for politics.
“She wants to run for something,” the unnamed source said. “but that still needs to be figured out.”
But the answer may not be so simple.
Adam C. Smith — a former Tampa Bay Times editor — explained to CNN that Sen. Rubio may wind up falling in the crosshairs.
“Marco Rubio is up for reelection in 2022 and is expected to run again,” he said. “But I wouldn’t think Rubio would deter her if she wanted to run.
Ms. Trump would undoubtedly benefit from the President’s overwhelming popularity in Florida. Throughout the highs and lows of Trump’s tenure, he continued to enjoy his returns to the Sunshine State for packed mega rallies.
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And those rallies indeed were the reason why the President was able to be elected during that fateful 2016 election. If anyone knows all too well, it’s Rubio, who had a poor showing during the primaries in his “home state” that year.
“The last time Marco Rubio ran against a Trump in Florida, in the 2016 presidential primary,” Smith added, “Rubio was crushed by 19 percentage points.”
Is there any doubt that the young First Daughter would be able to draw similar crowds in the Sunshine State?
The Horn editorial team