MIAMI (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says his relationship with former mentor Jeb Bush is “fine,” even as tensions between their two campaigns ratcheted up.
Making the rounds on Wednesday morning television talk shows, Rubio was asked about a moment during a commercial break in Tuesday night’s GOP presidential candidate debate. A video of the moment left unclear whether Bush actually turned away from Rubio’s overture, but some commentators cast it as an apparent snub.
“It may have looked that way, but that’s not what happened,” Rubio said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He said he and Bush were “fine.”
Meanwhile, Donald Trump appeared on MSNBC and repeated his call for mass deportations of people here illegally.